DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010

The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech

Tokyo, Japan, September 25-26, 2010

LUCID: A Corpus of Spontaneous and Read Clear Speech in British English

Rachel Baker, Valerie Hazan

Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, UCL, UK

This paper describes LUCID, the London UCL Clear Speech in Interaction Database, which contains spontaneous and read speech in clear and casual speaking styles for 40 Southern British English speakers. The problem-solving task used to collect the spontaneous speech, the DiapixUK task, is also described, along with ways of using the task to elicit different types of clear speech without explicit instruction, e,g. using different ‘barriers’ to communication. Applications of the corpus and of the task materials for future research projects are discussed. The corpus and materials will be available online to the research community at the end of the project.

Index Terms. spontaneous speech, speech production, clear speech, interaction

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Baker, Rachel / Hazan, Valerie (2010): "LUCID: a corpus of spontaneous and read clear speech in British English", In DiSS-LPSS-2010, 3-6.