Middle East Technical University Turkish Microphone Speech v 1.0
|Item Name:||Middle East Technical University Turkish Microphone Speech v 1.0|
|Author(s):||Ozgul Salor, Tolga Ciloglu, Bryan Pellom, Mubeccel Demirekler|
|LDC Catalog No.:||LDC2006S33|
|Release Date:||May 18, 2006|
|Data Source(s):||microphone speech|
LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
|Online Documentation:||LDC2006S33 Documents|
|Licensing Instructions:||Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members|
|Citation:||Salor, Ozgul, et al. Middle East Technical University Turkish Microphone Speech v 1.0 LDC2006S33. CD. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2006.|
Middle East Technical University Turkish Microphone Speech v 1.0 was developed at Middle East Technical University (METU) as part of a collaborative work between METU's Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Center for Spoken Language Research (CSLR) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The collaboration was supported by TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, through a combined doctoral scholarship program. The corpus was used to port CSLR's speech recognition system, SONIC, to Turkish.
The corpus contains text, speech and alignment files. The corpus is of size ~600Mbytes. 120 speakers (60 male and 60 female) speak 40 sentences each (aproximately 300 words per speaker), which makes approximately 500 minutes of speech in total. The 40 sentences are selected randomly for each speaker from a triphone-balanced set of 2,462 Turkish sentences. The speakers are selected from students, faculty and staff at METU and all are native speakers of Turkish. The age range is from 19 to 50 years with an average of 23.9 years.
The data has been digitally recorded with a Sound Blaster sound card on a PC at a 16 kHz sampling rate.