CALLHOME Japanese Speech

Item Name: CALLHOME Japanese Speech
Author(s): Alexandra Canavan, George Zipperlen
LDC Catalog No.: LDC96S37
ISBN: 1-58563-077-2
ISLRN: 365-589-437-035-2
Member Year(s): 1996, 1997
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: 2-channel ulaw
Sample Rate: 8000
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Project(s): Hub5-LVCSR
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): Japanese
Language ID(s): jpn
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC96S37 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Canavan, Alexandra, and George Zipperlen. CALLHOME Japanese Speech LDC96S37. DVD. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1996.

Introduction

The CALLHOME Japanese corpus of telephone speech consists of 120 unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of Japanese.

All calls, which lasted up to 30 minutes, originated in North America and were placed to locations overseas (typically Japan). Most participants called family members or close friends.

Data

This corpus contains speech data files ONLY, along with the minimal amount of documentation needed to describe the contents and format of the speech files and the software packages needed to uncompress the speech data. The transcripts and documentation (LDC96T18) are available separately, as is an associated lexicon and transducer (LDC96L17).

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