Levantine Arabic QT Training Data Set 5, Transcripts

Item Name: Levantine Arabic QT Training Data Set 5, Transcripts
Author(s): Mohamed Maamouri (project head), Tim Buckwalter, David Graff, Hubert Jin
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006T07
ISBN: 1-58563-378-X
ISLRN: 491-775-257-365-6
Release Date: February 15, 2006
Member Year(s): 2006
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Project(s): EARS
Application(s): machine translation, machine learning, language teaching, language modeling
Language(s): North Levantine Arabic, South Levantine Arabic
Language ID(s): apc, ajp
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2006T07 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Mohamed Maamouri (project head), et al. Levantine Arabic QT Training Data Set 5, Transcripts LDC2006T07. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2006.

Introduction

Levantine Arabic QT Training Data Set 5, Transcripts, contains transcripts for approximately 250 hours (1,660 calls) of Arabic Levantine telephone conversation collected between 2003 and 2005. The correspnding speech files may be found in LDC2006S29.

This corpus is the combination of four former training data sets: LDC2004E21 and LDC2004E22, LDC2004E65 and LDC2004E66, LDC2005S07 and LDC2005T03 and LDC2005S14(Speech and Transcripts). More than half of the speakers are Lebanese, the others are Jordanian, Palestinian, and Syrian. The table below shows the distribution of the speakers' national origin:

  • 559 Jordanian
  • 1,853 Lebanese
  • 355 Palestinian
  • 67 Syrian
  • 484 Levantine speakers whose national origin could not be determined.

All transcription files are encoded in UTF-8.

Samples

For an example of the data in this corpus, view this image of the transcripts in Arabic.

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