CALLHOME German Speech

Item Name: CALLHOME German Speech
Author(s): Alexandra Canavan, David Graff, George Zipperlen
LDC Catalog No.: LDC97S43
ISBN: 1-58563-117-5
ISLRN: 439-134-097-495-5
Member Year(s): 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): German
Language ID(s): deu
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC97S43 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Canavan, Alexandra, David Graff, and George Zipperlen. CALLHOME German Speech LDC97S43. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1997.


The CALLHOME German corpus of telephone speech consists of 100 unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of German.


All calls originated in North America and were placed to locations overseas (typically Europe). Most participants called family members or close friends.

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 (LDC97T15) are available separately, as is an associated lexicon (LDC97L18).


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