First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Construction of a Large Korean Speech Database and its Management System in ETRI

Joon-Hyuk Choi, Kyung-Tae Kim

Signal Processing Section, Elec. and Telecom. Research Inst., Korea

A large size Korean speech database under construction at ETRI is introduced. We have three kinds of speech databases. They are 35 connected-4-digits,144 CV monosyllables which are segmented into phonemes(C+V)combination, and 445 phoneme-balanced words. The first two are collected from 10 male speakers and the last, from 4 male and 4 female speakers. For the easy application of the database in speech research, we proposed a 2-level acoustic-phonetic transcription to express almost all possible phonetic environments in Korean. And the transcriptions were carried out manually. For the effective management of these databases, a relational database management system, which helps fast access and easy manipulation, was used.

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Bibliographic reference.  Choi, Joon-Hyuk / Kim, Kyung-Tae (1990): "Construction of a large Korean speech database and its management system in ETRI", In ICSLP-1990, 1085-1088.