|Item Name:||CALLFRIEND Tamil|
|Author(s):||Alexandra Canavan, George Zipperlen|
|LDC Catalog No.:||LDC96S59|
|Member Year(s):||1996, 1997|
|Sample Type:||2-channel ulaw|
|Data Source(s):||telephone conversations|
LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
|Online Documentation:||LDC96S59 Documents|
|Licensing Instructions:||Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members|
|Citation:||Canavan, Alexandra, and George Zipperlen. CALLFRIEND Tamil LDC96S59. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1996.|
The CALLFRIEND project supports the development of language identification technology.
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 speakers of Tamil. All calls are domestic and were placed inside the continental United States and Canada.