TDT2 Careful Transcription Text

Item Name: TDT2 Careful Transcription Text
Author(s): Stephanie Strassel, Nii Martey
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2000T44
ISBN: 1-58563-166-3
ISLRN: 387-208-758-013-8
Member Year(s): 2000
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Project(s): TIDES, TDT, GALE, EARS
Application(s): speech recognition, topic detection and tracking
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2000T44 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Strassel, Stephanie, and Nii Martey. TDT2 Careful Transcription Text LDC2000T44. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2000.
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TDT2 (Topic Detection and Tracking) Careful Transcription was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and contains transcripts of English broadcast news audio recordings collected by LDC in 1998. The corresponding audio data is available in TDT2 Careful Transcription Audio LDC2000S92.

Topic Detection and Tracking refers to automatic techniques for finding topically-related material in streams of data such as newswire and broadcast news. This corpus was created to support three TDT2 tasks: to find topically homogeneous sections (segmentation), to detect the occurrence of new events (detection) and to track the reoccurrence of old or new events (tracking).


The broadcast data was collected from the following sources: ABC News, Cable News Network, Public Radio International and Voice of America.

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