CALLFRIEND Mandarin Chinese-Taiwan Dialect


Item Name: CALLFRIEND Mandarin Chinese-Taiwan Dialect
Authors: Alexandra Canavan and George Zipperlen
LDC Catalog No.: LDC96S56
ISBN: 1-58563-071-3
Data Type: speech
Sample Rate: 8000 Hz
Sampling Format: 2-channel ulaw
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Project(s): EARS, GALE, LID
Application(s): language identification
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Distribution: 1 DVD
Member fee: $0 for 1996, 1997 members
Non-member Fee: US $1000.00
Reduced-License Fee: US $500.00
Extra-Copy Fee: US $200.00
Non-member License: yes
Online documentation: yes
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Alexandra Canavan and George Zipperlen
1996
CALLFRIEND Mandarin Chinese-Taiwan Dialect
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia

Introduction

The CALLFRIEND project supports the development of language identification technology.

Data

The corpus consists of 60 unscripted telephone conversations, lasting between 5-30 minutes. The corpus also includes documentation describing speaker information (sex, age, education, callee telephone number) and call information (channel quality, number of speakers).

For each conversation, both the caller and callee are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese from Taiwan. All calls are domestic and were placed inside the continental United States and Canada.

Callers in the "Mainland" and "Taiwan" collections of CALLFRIEND Mandarin were identified primarily on the basis of specific attributes in their speech characteristic of geographic origin.

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