First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Recent Speech Database Projects in Japan

Shuichi Itahashi

Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

This report first discusses storage media for speech databases and performance indexes for discrete and connected word recognition. Secondly, the report describes recent speech database projects in Japan in which the author has been involved. The JEIDA Japanese Common Speech Data Corpus was first reported on in 1986. It has been converted to DAT recently. The JEIDA Noise Database has been released to the public recently. It contains various kinds of environmental noise and standard noise for sound level calibration. The 'Spoken Language' project collected speech data including continuous speech spoken by 10 males and 10 females. The 'Spoken Japanese' project, started in 1989, attempts to collect various dialectal speech from all over Japan and create speech databases. A compact disc containing a fairy tale and weather forecast spoken by 20 dialect speakers has been produced.

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Bibliographic reference.  Itahashi, Shuichi (1990): "Recent speech database projects in Japan", In ICSLP-1990, 1081-1084.