CALLHOME Mandarin Chinese Transcripts

Item Name: CALLHOME Mandarin Chinese Transcripts
Authors: Barbara Wheatley
LDC Catalog No.: LDC96T16
ISBN: 1-58563-081-0
Data Type: text
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Project(s): EARS, GALE, Hub5-LVCSR
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Distribution: Web Download
Member fee: $0 for 1996, 1997 members
Non-member Fee: US $1000.00
Reduced-License Fee: US $500.00
Extra-Copy Fee: N/A
Non-member License: yes
Online documentation: yes
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Barbara Wheatley
CALLHOME Mandarin Chinese Transcripts
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia


The text component of the CALLHOME Mandarin Chinese package includes transcripts and documentation files.


The transcripts cover a contiguous five or ten-minute segment taken from 120 unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. The transcripts are timestamped by speaker turn for alignment with the speech signal and are provided in standard orthography.

In addition to transcript files, this corpus contains full documentation on the transcription conventions and format. Auditing and demographic information on the speakers represented in the transcripts (including gender, channel quality and so on) are also included.

This corpus is distributed throughout the LDC's FTP server.

The corpus of telephone speech (LDC96S34) are available separately, as is an associated lexicon (LDC96L15).


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