This database contains 975 Gulf Arabic speakers taking part in spontaneous telephone conversations in Colloquial Gulf Arabic. A total of 976 conversation sides are provided (one speaker appears on two distinct calls). The average duration per side is about 5.7 minutes.
This corpus was collected and transcribed in 2004 by Appen Pty Ltd (Appen), Sydney, Australia.
The single-channel files represent just one side of a normal conversation. The "devtest" set represents a relatively balanced (representative) sample drawn from the total pool of collected calls, based on a test-set selection process applied by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and based on demographic, phone and audit information as provided by Appen.
For an example of the data contained in this corpus, please listen to this audio sample(wav).
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