CSLU: Stories v 1.2

Item Name: CSLU: Stories v 1.2
Author(s): Yeshwant Muthusamy, Ronald Allan Cole, Beatrice Oshika
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006S14
ISBN: 1-58563-366-6
ISLRN: 024-464-884-415-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35111/a49p-4407
Release Date: October 25, 2006
Member Year(s): 2006
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: pcm
Sample Rate: 8000
Data Source(s): telephone speech
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
License(s): CSLU Agreement
Online Documentation: LDC2006S14 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Muthusamy, Yeshwant, Ronald Cole, and Beatrice Oshika. CSLU: Stories v 1.2 LDC2006S14. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2006.


This file contains documentation on CSLU: Stories V1.2, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2006S14 and ISBN 1-58563-366-6.

CSLU: Stories contains extemporaneous speech collected from English speakers in the CSLU Multilanguage Telephone Speech data collection. Each speaker was asked to speak on a topic of his or her choice for one minute. Those utterances are collected in the Stories corpus.


The Stories corpus comprises:

  1. Speech files for the 702 calls
  2. Time-aligned word level transcriptions (and corresponding comment files) for approximately 322 stories
  3. Word transcriptions (not time aligned) for 702 stories
  4. Time-aligned phonetic labels for 702 stories


For an example of the data in this corpus, please listen to this audio sample.

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