OGI Multilanguage Corpus

Item Name: OGI Multilanguage Corpus
Author(s): Ronald Cole, Yeshwant Muthusamy
LDC Catalog No.: LDC94S17
ISBN: 1-58563-035-7
ISLRN: 650-021-622-719-8
Member Year(s): 1994
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: 1-channel pcm compressed
Sample Rate: 8000
Data Source(s): telephone speech
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): Vietnamese, Tamil, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, French, English, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Dari, Iranian Persian
Language ID(s): vie, tam, kor, jpn, hin, fra, eng, deu, spa, cmn, fas, prs, pes
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC94S17 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Cole, Ronald, and Yeshwant Muthusamy. OGI Multilanguage Corpus LDC94S17. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1994.
The corpus consists of responses to prompts spoken over commercial telephone lines by speakers of English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese. It contains a total of 1,927 calls, an average of 175 calls per language.

Speech was collected using an automated system that answered the telephone, played digitized prompts in the appropriate language to request the speech samples and digitized the callers' responses for a designated period of time.

Log files are included that provide a set of automatic measurements made on each utterance. In addition, some utterances were automatically segmented into broad phonetic catagories. The speech data are compressed, with NIST SPHERE headers.

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