CALLHOME German Transcripts

Item Name: CALLHOME German Transcripts
Authors: Krisjanis Karins, Robert MacIntyre, Monika Brandmair, Susanne Lauscher and Cynthia McLemore
LDC Catalog No.: LDC97T15
ISBN: 1-58563-118-3
Data Type: text
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Project(s): Hub5-LVCSR
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): German
Language ID(s): DEU
Distribution: Web Download
Member fee: $0 for 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: Krisjanis Karins, et al.
CALLHOME German Transcripts
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia


The text component of the CALLHOME German corpus package includes transcripts and documentation files. The transcripts cover contiguous five or ten minute segments taken from 100 unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of German. 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. Complete auditing information on the speakers represented in the transcripts (including gender, channel quality and so on) is also included.

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

The corpus of telephone speech (LDC97S43) is available separately, as well as an associated lexicon (LDC97L18).

For a list of updates, user reports, and other addenda, please go to LDC1997T15.


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