Iraqi Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech, Transcripts

Item Name: Iraqi Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech, Transcripts
Author(s): Appen Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006T16
ISBN: 1-58563-404-2
ISLRN: 799-608-899-988-6
Release Date: November 15, 2006
Member Year(s): 2006
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): telephone speech, telephone conversations
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: LDC2006T16 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Appen Pty Ltd, Sydney, and Australia. Iraqi Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech, Transcripts LDC2006T16. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2006.

Introduction

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.

Samples

For an example of the transcripts in this release, please review this sample.

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