Air Traffic Control DCA
|Item Name:||Air Traffic Control DCA|
|Author(s):||John J. Godfrey|
|LDC Catalog No.:||LDC94S14C|
|Sample Type:||1-channel pcm|
|Data Source(s):||field recordings|
LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
|Online Documentation:||LDC94S14C Documents|
|Licensing Instructions:||Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members|
|Citation:||Godfrey, John J.. Air Traffic Control DCA LDC94S14C. DVD. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1994.|
The Air Traffic Control Corpus (ATC0) is an eight-disc set of recorded speech for use in supporting research and development activities in the area of robust speech recognition in domains similar to air traffic control (several speakers, noisy channels, relatively small vocabulary, constrained languaged, etc.) The audio data on these discs is composed of voice communication traffic between various controllers and pilots.
The audio files are 8 KHz, 16-bit linear sampled data, representing continuous monitoring, without squelch or silence elimination, of a single FAA frequency for one to two hours. There are also files which indicate the amplitude of the received AM carrier signal at 10 msec. intervals.
Full transcripts, including the start and end times of each transmission, are provided for each audio file. Each flight is identified by its flight number.
ATC0 consists of three subcorpora, one for each airport in which the transmissions were collected -- Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Logan International (BOS) and Washington National (DCA). The complete set contains approximately 70 hours of controller and pilot transmissions collected via antennas and radio receivers which were located in the vicinity of the respective airports.
Detailed information regarding the collection process and the equipment used can be found on each disc in the file, "atc.doc" in the "doc" directory.
The ATC0 Corpus was collected by Texas Instruments under contract to DARPA. It was produced on CD-ROM by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for distribution by the Linguistic Data Consortium. It is now distributed via digital download.
Relative to the CD-ROMs produced in 1994 by NIST, the sphere files were renamed with the .sph extension, instead of the .wav extension.