MACROPHONE: An American English Telephone Speech Corpus

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MACROPHONE: An American English Telephone Speech Corpus
Macrophone is a corpus of approximately 200,000 utterances, recorded over the telephone from a broad sample of about 5,000 American speakers. Sponsored by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC), it is the first of a series of similar data sets that will be colected for major languages of the world in a cooperative project called Polyphone. It is designed to provide telephone speech suitable for the development of automatic voice-interactive telephone services. In particular, Maerophone contains training material for applications in transportation, scheduling, ticketing, database access, shopping, and other automated telephone interactions. In addition to being phonetically balanced, the spoken material refers to times, locations, monetary amounts, and interactive operations. The utterances are spoken by respondents into telephone handsets and recorded directly in 8-bit mu-law digital form through a T1 connection to the usual switched telephone network. The entire corpus will be made ava...
Kelsey Taussig, Jared Bernstein
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Updated 02 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 1994
Authors Kelsey Taussig, Jared Bernstein
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