IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Language Pack IARPA-babel201b-v0.2b

Item Name: IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Language Pack IARPA-babel201b-v0.2b
Author(s): Tony Andrus, Aric Bills, Thomas Conners, Erin Smith Crabb, Eyal Dubinski, Jonathan G. Fiscus, Breanna Gillies, Mary Harper, T. J. Hazen, Brook Hefright, Amy Jarrett, Hanh Le, Jessica Ray, Anton Rytting, Wade Shen, Ronnie Silber, Evelyne Tzoukermann
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2017S03
ISBN: 1-58563-787-4
ISLRN: 763-119-338-310-1
Release Date: February 15, 2017
Member Year(s): 2017
DCMI Type(s): Sound, Text
Sample Type: a-law
Sample Rate: 8000
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): Haitian
Language ID(s): hat
License(s): IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Agreement (For-Profit)
IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Agreement (Not-For-Profit)
IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Agreement (Non-Member)
Online Documentation: LDC2017S03 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Andrus, Tony, et al. IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Language Pack IARPA-babel201b-v0.2b LDC2017S03. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2017.

Introduction

IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Language Pack IARPA-babel201b-v0.2b was developed by Appen for the IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) Babel program. It contains approximately 203 hours of Haitian Creole conversational and scripted telephone speech collected in 2012 and 2013 along with corresponding transcripts.

The Babel program focuses on underserved languages and seeks to develop speech recognition technology that can be rapidly applied to any human language to support keyword search performance over large amounts of recorded speech.

Data

The Haitian Creole speech in this release represents that spoken in the Northern, Western and Southern dialect regions in Haiti. The gender distribution among speakers is approximately equal; speakers' ages range from 16 years to 75 years. Calls were made using different telephones (e.g., mobile, landline) from a variety of environments including the street, a home or office, a public place, and inside a vehicle.

Audio data is presented as 8kHz 8-bit a-law encoded audio in sphere format or 48kHz 24-bit PCM encoded audio in wav format. Transcripts are encoded in UTF-8. Further information about transcription methodology is contained in the documentation accompanying this release.

Evaluation data is available from NIST in support of OpenKWS.

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