Iraqi Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech

Item Name: Iraqi Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech
Author(s): Appen Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006S45
ISBN: 1-58563-403-4
ISLRN: 901-237-025-344-4
Release Date: November 17, 2006
Member Year(s): 2006
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: alaw
Sample Rate: 8000
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Application(s): spoken dialogue systems, spoken dialogue modeling, speech recognition, speaker identification
Language(s): North Mesopotamian Arabic, Gulf Arabic, Mesopotamian Arabic
Language ID(s): ayp, afb, acm
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2006S45 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Appen Pty Ltd, Sydney, and Australia. Iraqi Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech LDC2006S45. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2006.


This database contains 474 Iraqi Arabic speakers taking part in spontaneous telephone conversations in Colloquial Iraqi Arabic. A total of 478 conversation sides are provided (most speakers appear only once), and most of these call sides comprise both sides of a conversation (that is, 202 two-channel recordings plus 74 single-channel recordings). The average duration per call is about 6 minutes, so each call side contains about 3 minutes of speech, on average.

This corpus was collected and transcribed in 2003 and 2004 by Appen Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.


For an example of the speech contained in this corpus, please list to this sample audio file in wav format.

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