EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


The Nespole! VoIP Dialogue Database

Susanne Burger (1), Laurent Besacier (2), Paolo Coletti (3), Florian Metze (4), CÚline Morel (1)

(1) Carnegie Mellon University, USA
(2) UniversitÚ Joseph Fourier, France
(3) Istituto Trentino di Cultura - Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Italy
(4) University of Karlsruhe, Germany

This paper presents the status of the NESPOLE! data collection as of end of February, 2001. A multilingual VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol networks) database consisting of 200 dialogues in 4 languages (English, German, Italian and French) was recorded and transcribed. Dialogue speakers were connected via a H323 video-conferencing terminal. We describe the task, the technical architecture, the recording procedure and the transcription process of the NESPOLE! data collection. We provide some statistics concerning the data and, finally, we address problems that arose during the collection and annotation process.

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Bibliographic reference.  Burger, Susanne / Besacier, Laurent / Coletti, Paolo / Metze, Florian / Morel, CÚline (2001): "The nespole! voIP dialogue database", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2043-2046.