Spanish SpeechDat(II) FDB-4000
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Base de données SpeechDat(II) de l'espagnol FDB-4000
The Castillian Spanish SpeechDat(II) FDB-4000 contains the recordings of 4,000 Castillian Spanish speakers (2,061 males, 1,939 females) recorded over the Spanish fixed network. It is partitioned into 14 CDs.
Speech samples are stored as sequences of 8-bit 8 kHz A-law. Each prompted utterance is stored in a separate file. Each signal file is accompanied by an ASCII SAM label file which contains the relevant descriptive information.
This speech database was validated by SPEX (the Netherlands) to assess its compliance with the SpeechDat format and content specifications.
Each speaker uttered the following items:
* 3 application words
* 1 sequence of 10 isolated digits
* 4 connected digits (1 sheet number -6 digits, 1 telephone number –9/11 digits, 1 credit card number –14/16 digits, 1 PIN code -6 digits out of a set of 150)
* 3 dates (1 spontaneous date e.g. birthday, 1 word style prompted date, 1 relative and general date expression)
* 1 word spotting phrase using an embedded application word
* 1 isolated digit
* 3 spelled word (1 surname, 1 directory assistance city name, 1 real/artificial for coverage)
* 1 currency money amount
* 1 natural number
* 5 directory assistance names (1 spontaneous e.g. own forename, 1 city of birth/growing up, 1most frequent city out of a set of 500, 1 most frequent company/agency out of a set of 500, 1 "forename surname" out of a set of 150)
* 2 yes/no questions (1 predominantly "yes" question, 1 predominantly "no" question)
* 9 phonetically rich sentences
* 2 time phrases (1 spontaneous time of day, 1 word style time phrase)
* 4 phonetically rich words
The following age distribution has been obtained: 42 speakers are under 16, 2,234 are between 16 and 30, 844 are between 31 and 45, 764 are between 46 and 60, and 116 are over 60.
A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.
This database includes the Spanish SpeechDat(II) FDB-1000 (ref. ELRA-S0101).
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