1997 English Broadcast News Speech (HUB4)

Item Name: 1997 English Broadcast News Speech (HUB4)
Authors: Jonathan Fiscus, John Garofolo, Mark Przybocki, William Fisher, and David Pallett
LDC Catalog No.: LDC98S71
ISBN: 1-58563-123-X
Data Type: speech
Sample Rate: 16000 Hz
Sampling Format: 1-channel pcm
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Project(s): EARS, GALE, Hub4
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
Distribution: 3 DVD
Member fee: $0 for 1998 members
Non-member Fee: N/A (Members Only)
Reduced-License Fee: N/A
Extra-Copy Fee: US $600.00
Online documentation: yes
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Jonathan Fiscus, et al.
1997 English Broadcast News Speech (HUB4)
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia

LDC98S71 - Speech data LDC98T28 - Transcripts


This set of 3 DVD-ROMs contains a total of 97 hours of recordings from radio and television news broadcasts, gathered between June 1997 and February 1998. It has been prepared to serve as a supplement to the 1996 Broadcast News Speech collection (consisting of over 100 hours of similar recordings). The primary motivation for this collection is to provide additional training data for the DARPA "HUB4" Project on continuous speech recognition in the broadcast domain.


Transcripts have been made of all recordings in this publication, manually time aligned to the phrasal level, annotated to identify boundaries between news stories, speaker turn boundaries and gender information about the speakers. The transcription conventions are described in the file "transcrp.doc" -- please note that this file describes the transcription methods by reference to text formatting conventions used internally by the LDC during the transcription process. The released version of the transcripts is in SGML format, comparable to the format that was used in the 1996 Broadcast News Speech transcriptions and there is accompanying documentation and an SGML DTD file, included with the transcription release.


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Portions 1997-1998 American Broadcasting Company, Inc., Cable News Network LP, LLLP, National Public Radio, Inc., National Satellite Cable Corporation, 1998 Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania