1997 Spanish Broadcast News Speech (HUB4-NE)

Item Name: 1997 Spanish Broadcast News Speech (HUB4-NE)
Authors: .
LDC Catalog No.: LDC98S74
ISBN: 1-58563-127-2
Data Type: speech
Sample Rate: 16000 Hz
Sampling Format: 1-channel pcm
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Project(s): Hub4
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): Spanish
Language ID(s): spa
Distribution: 2 DVD
Member fee: $0 for 1998 members
Non-member Fee: N/A (Members Only)
Reduced-License Fee: N/A
Extra-Copy Fee: US $400.00
Online documentation: yes
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: .
1997 Spanish Broadcast News Speech (HUB4-NE)
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia

LDC98S74 - Speech data LDC98T29 - Transcripts


This corpus contains a portion of the acoustic data designated as the training set for the 1997 DARPA HUB4 Spanish Benchmark. It contains speech and transcripts of 30 hours of broadcast news from the following sources: Televisa, Univision and VOA.


All acoustic files are in NIST SPHERE format, without compression. The sample data are 16-bit linear PCM, 16-KHz sample frequency, single channel. Most files contain 30 minutes of recorded material and some contain 60 or 120 minutes (approximately); the sampling format requires roughly two megabytes (MB) per minute of recording, so the file sizes are typically around 60 MB, with some files ranging up to 120 or 240 MB.

The transcripts are in SGML format, using the same markup conventions that have been applied to the other 1997 Broadcast News speech corpora (in English and Mandarin) and are transmitted by FTP, not on the CD-ROMs with speech data.


There are no updates at this time.


Portions 1997 Televisa S.A. de C.V., 1997 Univision Network Limited Partnership, 1997, 1998 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania


The Reduced Licensing Fee for this corpus is US$400.