Resource: OrienTel Egypt MCA (Modern Colloquial Arabic) database
|Reference||OrienTel Egypt MCA (Modern Colloquial Arabic) database|
|Date of Submission||Jan. 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m.|
|Resource Type||Primary Text|
The OrienTel Egypt MCA (Modern Colloquial Arabic) database comprises 750 Egyptian speakers (398 males, 352 females) recorded over the Egyptian fixed and mobile telephone network. This database is partitioned into 1 CD and 1 DVD. The speech databases made within the OrienTel project were validated by SPEX, the Netherlands, to assess their compliance with the OrienTel format and content specifications.
Speech samples are stored as sequences of 8-bit 8 kHz A-law. Each prompted utterance is stored in a separate file. Each signal file is accompanied by an ASCII SAM label file which contains the relevant descriptive information.
Each speaker uttered the following items:
The following age distribution has been obtained: 379 speakers are between 16 and 30, 291 speakers are between 31 and 45, 80 speakers are between 46 and 60.
A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.