1998 HUB4 Broadcast News Evaluation English Test Material

Item Name: 1998 HUB4 Broadcast News Evaluation English Test Material
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2000S86
ISBN: 1-58563-172-8
ISLRN: 786-335-176-662-7
Member Year(s): 2000
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Project(s): Hub4
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
License(s): USC Marketplace Agreement
Online Documentation: LDC2000S86 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: 1998 HUB4 Broadcast News Evaluation English Test Material LDC2000S86. CD. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2000.

Introduction

This publication contains the evaluation test material used in the 1998 DARPA/NIST Continuous Speech Recognition Broadcast News HUB4 English Benchmark Test administered by the NIST Spoken Natural Language Processing Group and produced by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC), catalog number LDC2000S86, ISBN 1-58563-172-8.

Data

The test material is contained in two SPHERE-formatted waveform files. The file h4e_98_1.sph (set1) contains 1.5 hours of Broadcast News excerpts from 1996. The file h4e_98_2.sph (set2) contains 1.5 hours of Broadcast News excerpts from 1998. Each file should be separately recognized per the HUB4 English Evaluation Specification.

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