RT-04 MDE Training Data Speech
|Item Name:||RT-04 MDE Training Data Speech|
|Author(s):||Haejoong Lee, Stephanie Strassel|
|LDC Catalog No.:||LDC2005S16|
|Release Date:||August 17, 2005|
|Data Source(s):||broadcast news, telephone conversations|
LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
|Online Documentation:||LDC2005S16 Documents|
|Licensing Instructions:||Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members|
|Citation:||Lee, Haejoong, and Stephanie Strassel. RT-04 MDE Training Data Speech LDC2005S16. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2005.|
RT-04 MDE Training Data Speech was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and contains approximately 63 hours of English broadcast news and conversational telephone speech (CTS).
This corpus was created to provide training data for the RT-04 Fall Metadata Extraction (MDE) Evaluation, part of the DARPA EARS (Efficient, Affordable, Reusable Speech-to-Text) Program. This data set has been created and distributed by LDC. This data was previously released to the EARS MDE community as LDC2004E31.
The goal of MDE is to enable technology that can take raw Speech-to-Text output and refine it into forms that are of more use to humans and to downstream automatic processes. In simple terms, this means the creation of automatic transcripts that are maximally readable. This readability might be achieved in a number of ways: flagging non-content words like filled pauses and discourse markers for optional removal; marking sections of disfluent speech; and creating boundaries between natural breakpoints in the flow of speech so that each sentence or other meaningful unit of speech might be presented on a separate line within the resulting transcript. Natural capitalization, punctuation, and standardized spelling, plus sensible conventions for representing speaker turns and identity are further elements in the readable transcript. LDC has defined a SimpleMDE annotation task specification and has annotated English telephone and broadcast news data to provide training data for MDE.
The transcript and annotation files corresponding to this release are available as RT-04 MDE Training Data Text/Annotations (LDC2005T24).
There are 419 files, 22.6 hours of Broadcast News, and 40.4 hours of CTS contained in the corpus. The CTS data was drawn from Switchboard-1 Release 2 (LDC97S62).
The BN speech data was drawn from the 1997 English Broadcast News Speech (Hub-4) corpus, from 4 distinct sources:
|Broadcasting Company||(ABC)||(1998, 2001)|
|National Broadcasting Company||(NBC)||(1998, 2001)|
|Public Radio International||(PRI)||(1998)|
|Cable News Network||(CNN)||(2001)|
The audio data in this corpus conforms to the following technical specifications:
None at this time.
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