IARPA Babel Swahili Language Pack IARPA-babel202b-v1.0d
|Item Name:||IARPA Babel Swahili Language Pack IARPA-babel202b-v1.0d|
|Author(s):||Jess Andresen, Aric Bills, Thomas Conners, Eyal Dubinski, Jonathan G. Fiscus, Mary Harper, Kirill Kozlov, Nicolas Malyska, Jennifer Melot, Michelle Morrison, Josh Phillips, Jessica Ray, Anton Rytting, Wade Shen, Ronnie Silber, Evelyne Tzoukermann, Jamie Wong|
|LDC Catalog No.:||LDC2017S05|
|Release Date:||March 17, 2017|
|DCMI Type(s):||Sound, Text|
|Data Source(s):||telephone conversations|
|Language(s):||Swahili (individual language), Swahili|
|Language ID(s):||swh, swa|
IARPA Babel Swahili Agreement (Not-For-Profit)
IARPA Babel Swahili Agreement (For-Profit)
IARPA Babel Swahili Agreement (Non-Member)
|Online Documentation:||LDC2017S05 Documents|
|Licensing Instructions:||Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members|
|Citation:||Andresen, Jess, et al. IARPA Babel Swahili Language Pack IARPA-babel202b-v1.0d LDC2017S05. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2017.|
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IARPA Babel Swahili Language Pack IARPA-babel202b-v1.0d was developed by Appen for the IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) Babel program. It contains approximately 350 hours of Swahili conversational and scripted telephone speech collected from 2012-2014 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.
The Swahili speech in this release represents that spoken in the Nairobi dialect region of Kenya. The gender distribution among speakers is approximately equal; speakers' ages range from 16 years to 65 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.
As of August 13th, 2019, approximately 150 hours of evaluation audio was added to this release. Copies of this corpora obtained after the above date are complete.
CopyrightPortions Â© 2015 U.S. Government
The U.S. Government acquired this data from Appen Pty Ltd, which assigned the copyright to the data to the U.S. Government.