The corpus was collected in the context of the FASiL project, EU FP5 IST-2001-38685 (http://www.fasil.co.uk), as a wizard-of-oz experiment. Therefore, there are sound recordings of subject and wizard. A total of 70 subjects were recorded.
The corpus is formatted as .wav files (u-law) for audio, plain ASCII text (.txt) for transcriptions, and a masterfile which binds .txt and .wav together. The masterfile is a “lattice” of the interaction in time, and contains the exact order of the interaction plus timings. The masterfile is loosely related to the HTK-SLF lattice format.
The woz experiment is about the voice interaction with a Virtual Personal Assistent (VPA) for an email, calender and contacts task. Hesitations are marked as “UH”, noise as “NOISE” and other irrelevant stuff as “IRRELEVANT”. All annotations are in lower case, except for the former mentioned cases.
Exact documentation of experiment in FASiL deliverable D.2.2
The interactions contain mostly sentences but also spelled names, email addresses, telephone numbers, yes/no questions.
See also S0174-02, S0174-03, S0174-04, and S0174-05.