5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Speaker Recruitment Methods And Speaker Coverage - Experiences From A Large Multilingual Speech Database Collection

Borge Lindberg (1), Robrecht Comeyne (2), Christoph Draxler (3), Francesco Senia (4)

(1) CPK, Aalborg University, Denmark
(2) Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products NV, Belgium
(3) IPSK, University of Munich, Germany
(4) CSELT, Italy

With the globalisation and evolving technology of voice-driven man-machine interfaces there is a growing demand for acquisition of spoken language resources in a number of speaker populations being representative for a number of languages and countries. In this paper experience from work within a large consortium in creating large multilingual speech databases for tele-services are reported. In particular the methods and experiences in recruiting speakers for such recordings are reported across a number of participating partners. The reporting is from the SpeechDat project (http://speechdat.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de).

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Bibliographic reference.  Lindberg, Borge / Comeyne, Robrecht / Draxler, Christoph / Senia, Francesco (1998): "Speaker recruitment methods and speaker coverage - experiences from a large multilingual speech database collection", In ICSLP-1998, paper 1126.