RM Isolated and Spelled Word Data

Item Name: RM Isolated and Spelled Word Data
LDC Catalog No.: LDC96S39
ISBN: 1-58563-106-X
ISLRN: 819-670-687-754-1
Member Year(s): 1996
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: 1-channel pcm
Sample Rate: 16000
Data Source(s): microphone speech
Project(s): RM
Application(s): speech recognition
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC96S39 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: RM Isolated and Spelled Word Data LDC96S39. CD. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1996.

Introduction

This release contains previously unreleased isolated-word and spell-mode (spelled out words) speech data from the (D)ARPA Resource Management (RM1) Corpus. This data is based on a 600-word subset of the 991-word RM1 vocabulary and contains spoken and spelled words pertaining to the RM1 naval resource management task. This corpus was collected simultaneously as part of the RM1 Continuous Speech Corpus (NIST Speech Discs 2-1-2-4) and contains speech from the same sets of subjects used in RM1.

Data

The speech data has been segmented into separate spelled and spoken-word waveform files for each subject-word utterance. Time-aligned word and phonetic transcriptions have been generated automatically using forced recognition and are included. The time-aligned transcriptions employ the same format and phone set as the TIMIT Acoustic-Phonetic Continuous Speech Corpus (NIST Speech Disc 1-1). See the TIMIT CD-ROM companion booklet, NISTIR 4930, pp. 29-31, for a description of the phone set.

As with the continuous speech portion of RM1, this data is subsetted into speaker-independent and speaker-dependent partitions. These data sets are further partioned into training, development-test and evaluation-test subsets. See the "readme.doc" file in the top-level directory for more information about the data.

Texas Instruments recruited the subjects and collected the speech. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) segmented the waveforms, generated the time-aligned transcriptions and produced this release.

Updates

RM Isolated and Spelled Word Data is no longer available as catalog number LDC97S39; it has been incorporated into Resource Management RM1 2.0, and it is currently available in both Resource Management RM1 2.0 (LDC93S3B), and Resource Management Complete Set 2.0 (LDC93S3A).

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