Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

A Telephone Speech Database of Spelled and Spoken Names

Ronald Cole, Krist Roginski, Mark Fanty

Center for Spoken Language Understanding, Oregon Graduate Institute, Beaverton, OR, USA

This report describes a telephone speech corpus collected at the Oregon Graduate Institute's Center for Spoken Language Understanding. Over four thousand people called in response to public requests. They were prompted by a recorded voice to say and spell their first and last names-with and without pauses, to say what city they grew up in and what city they were calling from, and to answer two yes/no questions. In order to collect sufficient instances of each letter, about 1000 callers also recited the alphabet. Each call is checked and transcribed by two people. In addition, a subset of the calls is being phonetically labeled.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cole, Ronald / Roginski, Krist / Fanty, Mark (1992): "A telephone speech database of spelled and spoken names", In ICSLP-1992, 891-894.