1997 HUB4 Broadcast News Evaluation Non-English Test Material

Item Name: 1997 HUB4 Broadcast News Evaluation Non-English Test Material
Author(s): Jonathan Fiscus, John S. Garofolo, Mark Przybocki, William Fisher, David Pallett
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2001S91
ISBN: 1-58563-182-5
ISLRN: 639-420-515-411-0
Member Year(s): 2001
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Project(s): Hub4, GALE, EARS
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): Spanish, Mandarin Chinese
Language ID(s): spa, cmn
Online Documentation: LDC2001S91 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Fiscus, Jonathan, et al. 1997 HUB4 Broadcast News Evaluation Non-English Test Material LDC2001S91. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2001.

Introduction

1997 HUB4 Broadcast News Evaulation Non-English Test Material was developled by the Linguistic Data Consortium. It contains the evaluation test material used in the 1997 DARPA/NIST Continuous Speech Recognition Broadcast News HUB4 Non-English Benchmark Test administered by the NIST Spoken Natural Language Processing Group.

Data

The test material is contained in two SPHERE-formatted waveform files. The file h4ne97sp.sph (set1) contains one hour of Spanish broadcast news excerpts from 1997. The file h4ne97ma.sph (set2) contains one hour of Mandarin broadcast news excerpts from 1997. Each file should be separately recognized per the HUB4 Non English Evaluation Specification.

Note: 1997 HUB4 English evaluation material is contained in 1997 HUB4 English Evaluation Speech and Transcripts LDC2002S11.

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