1997 HUB4 English Evaluation Speech and Transcripts

Item Name: 1997 HUB4 English Evaluation Speech and Transcripts
Author(s): David Graff, Jonathan Fiscus, John Garofolo
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2002S11
ISBN: 1-58563-227-9
ISLRN: 484-643-355-341-4
Release Date: May 29, 2002
Member Year(s): 2002
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: 2-channel ulaw
Sample Rate: 16000
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Project(s): Hub4, GALE, EARS
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
License(s): USC Marketplace Agreement
Online Documentation: LDC2002S11 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Graff, David, Jonathan Fiscus, and John Garofolo. 1997 HUB4 English Evaluation Speech and Transcripts LDC2002S11. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2002.

Introduction

The 1997 HUB4 English Evaluation, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2002S11 and ISBN 1-58563-227-9, is part of an ongoing series of periodic evaluations conducted by NIST. These evaluations provide an important contribution to the direction of research efforts and the calibration of technical capabilities. They are intended to be of interest to all researchers working on the general problem of conversational speech recognition. To this end, the evaluation was designed to be simple, to focus on core speech technology issues, to be fully supported, and to be accessible.

The purpose of this evaluation is to foster research on the problem of accurately transcribing broadcast news speech and to measure objectively the state of the art.

Additional documentation is available at the 1997 NIST Evaluation Plan for Broadcast News webpage.

Data

This year the entire test set is contained in a single waveform file. The SPHERE-formatted waveforem file h4e_97.sph is located in the h4e_evl directory of this CD-ROM. The waveform file contains 334 Mbytes of sphere data, which represents approximately three hours of concatenated radio and television broadcast news stories. The transcript file contains a rough number of 30,600 total tokens and 4,800 unique tokens.

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