Xi'an Guanzhong Object Naming

Item Name: Xi'an Guanzhong Object Naming
Author(s): Christopher Cieri, Juhong Zhan, Yue Jiang, Mark Liberman, Jiahong Yuan, Yiya Chen, Odette Scharenborg
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2022S09
ISBN: 1-58563-996-6
ISLRN: 424-313-360-634-8
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35111/qef4-cz65
Release Date: September 15, 2022
Member Year(s): 2022
DCMI Type(s): Sound, Text
Sample Type: flac
Sample Rate: 16000
Data Source(s): microphone speech
Project(s): NIEUW
Application(s): language documentation, speech recognition
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Language ID(s): cmn
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2022S09 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Cieri, Christopher, et al. Xi'an Guanzhong Object Naming LDC2022S09. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2022.


Xi'an Guanzhong Object Naming is comprised of approximately 15 hours of audio recordings from speakers of the Guanzhong dialect of Mandarin Chinese living in or near Xi'an in Shaangxi Province (China) naming objects that appeared in colored line drawings. The corpus was developed to support traditional and computer aided language documentation.


This collection was conducted from February-May 2021 using LanguageArc, a citizen science portal developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium, from a closed volunteer community. Speakers were presented with images selected from the MultiPic dataset and were asked to record themselves naming the objects in the images.

The task yielded 34,729 audio recordings. The data is organized into 622 directories according to the image presented. Each directory contains on average 42 recordings sampled at 16kHz, 16bit, in single channel, FLAC encoded files.


Please view the following sample. Note that due to the very short length of the audio files in this corpus, some browsers and applications may have difficulty playing the file.


None at this time.

Available Media

View Fees

Login for the applicable fee