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An English language speech database at the University of Western Australia

Lai, E.M., Carrijo, G.A., Bennett, R., Togneri, R., Alder, M. and Attikiouzel, Y. (1990) An English language speech database at the University of Western Australia. In: International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP-90, 3 - 6 April, Albuquerque, NM, USA pp. 101-104.

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The authors present a report on the content and status of a major speech database collection effort. The goal is to collect a useful set of speech material from a very large number of speakers. These speakers are drawn from a wide cross-section of the local community with a variety of ethnic and educational backgrounds. Speech materials include isolated digits and numbers, vowels and voiced phonemes, connected digits, and phonetically balanced sentences. Speech signals are encoded into 16-bit pulse code modulation (PCM) format and stored on Betamax format video tapes. In the seven months since this project started, speech from 100 speakers has been collected. A statistical breakdown of the backgrounds of the speakers is presented.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 1990 IEEE
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