CSLU: Voices

Item Name: CSLU: Voices
Author(s): Alexander Kain
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006S01
ISBN: 1-58563-363-1
ISLRN: 960-768-408-027-3
Release Date: January 19, 2006
Member Year(s): 2006
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Rate: 22050
Data Source(s): microphone speech
Application(s): speech recognition, speaker verification, speaker identification, speech synthesis
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
License(s): CSLU Agreement
Online Documentation: LDC2006S01 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Kain, Alexander. CSLU: Voices LDC2006S01. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2006.

The Voices Corpus was created by Alexander Kain for his Ph.D. dissertation work on high resolution voice transformation. The corpus contains 12 speakers reading 50 phonetically rich sentences. The recording procedure involved a "mimicking" approach which resulted in a high degree of natural time-alignment between different speakers. The acoustic wave and the concurrent laryngograph signal were recorded for one "free" and two "mimicked" renditions of each sentence. Pitch marks, calculated from the laryngograph signal, and time marks, the output of a forced-alignment algorithm, have been added to the corpus.

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