CALLFRIEND Canadian French

Item Name: CALLFRIEND Canadian French
Author(s): Alexandra Canavan, George Zipperlen
LDC Catalog No.: LDC96S48
ISBN: 1-58563-063-2
ISLRN: 127-055-636-719-9
Member Year(s): 1996, 1997
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: 2-channel ulaw
Sample Rate: 8000
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Project(s): LID
Application(s): language identification
Language(s): French
Language ID(s): fra
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC96S48 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Canavan, Alexandra, and George Zipperlen. CALLFRIEND Canadian French LDC96S48. DVD. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1996.

Introduction

The CALLFRIEND project supports the development of language identification technology.

Data

The corpus consists of 60 unscripted telephone conversations, lasting between 5-30 minutes. The corpus also includes documentation describing speaker information (sex, age, education, callee telephone number) and call information (channel quality, number of speakers).

For each conversation, both the caller and callee are native Canadian speakers of French. All calls are domestic and were placed inside the continental United States and Canada.

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