Speech corpus

Speech corpus

A speech corpus (or spoken corpus) is a database of speech audio files and text transcriptions in a format that can be used to create acoustic models (which can then be used with a speech recognition engine).

A corpus is one such database. Corpora is the plural of corpus (i.e. it is many such databases).

There are two types of Speech Corpora:

*(1) Read Speech - which includes:

:*Book excerpts:*Broadcast news:*Lists of words:*Sequences of numbers

*(2) Spontaneous Speech - which includes:

:* Dialogs - between two or more people (includes meetings);:* Narratives - a person telling a story;:* Map-tasks - one person explains a route on a map to another;:* Appointment-tasks - two people try to find a common meeting time based on individual schedules.

A special kind of speech corpora are non-native speech databases that contain speech with foreign accent.

External links

* [http://www.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de/Bas/BasHomeeng.html BAS – Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals]
* [http://buckeyecorpus.osu.edu/ Buckeye Corpus] - The Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech
* [http://www.ece.msstate.edu/research/isip/projects/switchboard/ Switchboard] - ISIP's Switchboard database
* [http://www.voxforge.org/ VoxForge - open source speech corpora]

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