CALLHOME Mandarin Chinese Speech
|Item Name:||CALLHOME Mandarin Chinese Speech|
|Author(s):||Alexandra Canavan, George Zipperlen|
|LDC Catalog No.:||LDC96S34|
|Member Year(s):||1996, 1997|
|Sample Type:||2-channel ulaw|
|Data Source(s):||telephone conversations|
|Project(s):||Hub5-LVCSR, GALE, EARS|
LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
|Online Documentation:||LDC96S34 Documents|
|Licensing Instructions:||Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members|
|Citation:||Canavan, Alexandra, and George Zipperlen. CALLHOME Mandarin Chinese Speech LDC96S34. DVD. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1996.|
The CALLHOME Mandarin Chinese corpus of telephone speech consists of 120 unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. All calls, which lasted up to 30 minutes, originated in North America and were placed to locations overseas. Most participants called family members or close friends.
This corpus contains speech data files only, along with documentation that describes the contents and format of the speech files and the software packages needed to uncompress the speech data. The transcripts and documentation (LDC96T16) are available separately, as is an associated lexicon (LDC96L15).