Korean Broadcast News Speech

Item Name: Korean Broadcast News Speech
Author(s): Stephanie Strassel, Nii Martey, David Graff
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006S42
ISBN: 1-58563-398-4
ISLRN: 762-674-512-341-6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35111/edfk-fe78
Release Date: August 24, 2006
Member Year(s): 2006
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: pcm
Sample Rate: 16000
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Application(s): machine translation, natural language processing
Language(s): Korean
Language ID(s): kor
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2006S42 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Strassel, Stephanie, Nii Martey, and David Graff. Korean Broadcast News Speech LDC2006S42. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2006.
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Korean Broadcast News Speech was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and contains 18 audio files totalling 13 hours of satellite radio news broadcasts in Korean. The broadcasts were recorded by LDC at transmission time during a two week period between January 21, 2000 and February 7, 2000.


The recordings, captured from a dedicated satellite receiver, are stored as 16-bit PCM, 16-kHz, single-channel, in NIST SPHERE format. The duration of each recording is dictated by the VOA broadcast schedule; 10 are 30 minutes long, and eight are one hour long. The date (YYYYMMDD), start-time, and end-time (HHMM, Eastern Standard Time) for each recording are indicated in its file name. The sample data is not compressed.

The corresponding transcripts for these speech files are available in Korean Broadcast News Transcripts (LDC2006T14).


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


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