Resource: Thai Speecon database

Reference Thai Speecon database
Date of Submission Jan. 24, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 032-810-543-871-0
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Audio
Source
Language Thai
Description

The Thai Speecon database is divided into 2 sets:
1) The first set comprises the recordings of 552 adult Thai speakers (273 males, 279 females), recorded over 4 microphone channels in 4 recording environments (office, entertainment, car, public place).
2) The second set comprises the recordings of 50 child Thai speakers (25 boys, 25 girls), recorded over 4 microphone channels in 1 recording environment (children room).

This database is partitioned into 36 DVDs (first set) and 4 DVDs (second set).
The speech databases made within the Speecon project were validated by SPEX, the Netherlands, to assess their compliance with the Speecon format and content specifications. Each of the four speech channels is recorded at 16 kHz, 16 bit, uncompressed unsigned integers in Intel format (lo-hi byte order). To each signal file corresponds an ASCII SAM label file which contains the relevant descriptive information.

Each speaker uttered the following items (over 290 items for adults and over 210 items for children):

Calibration data:
- 6 noise recordings
- The “silence word” recording

Free spontaneous items (adults only):
5 minutes (session time) of free spontaneous, rich context items (story telling) (an open number of spontaneous topics out of a set of 30 topics)

17 Elicited spontaneous items (adults only):
3 dates, 2 times, 3 proper names, 2 city names, 1 letter sequence, 2 answers to questions, 3 telephone numbers, 1 language

Read speech:
- 30 phonetically rich sentences uttered by adults and 60 uttered by children
- 5 phonetically rich words (adults only)
- 4 isolated digits
- 1 isolated digit sequence
- 4 connected digit sequences
- 1 telephone number
- 3 natural numbers
- 1 money amount
- 2 time phrases (T1 : analogue, T2 : digital)
- 3 dates (D1 : analogue, D2 : relative and general date, D3 : digital)
- 8 letter sequences (5 Thai letter sequences, 3 Roman letter sequences)
- 1 proper name
- 2 city or street names
- 2 questions
- 2 special keyboard characters
- 1 Web address
- 1 email address
- 221 application specific words and phrases per session (adults)
- 74 toy commands, 14 phone commands and 34 general commands (children)

The following age distribution has been obtained:
- Adults: 233 speakers are between 15 and 30, 242 speakers are between 31 and 45, 77 speakers are over 46.
- Children: 19 speakers are between 8 and 10, and 31 speakers are between 11 and 15.

A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.

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