Resource: OrienTel English as spoken in Jordan database

Reference OrienTel English as spoken in Jordan database
Date of Submission Jan. 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 068-133-587-926-9
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Audio
Source
Language English
Description

The OrienTel English as spoken in Jordan database comprises 578 Jordanian speakers of English (319 males, 259 females) recorded over the Jordanian fixed and mobile telephone network. This database is stored on 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:
• 1 isolated single digit
• 1 sequences of 10 isolated digits
• 5 connected digits : 1 prompt sheet number (6 digits), 1 telephone number (6-15 digits), 1 credit card number (14-16 digits), 1 PIN code (6 digits), 1 spontaneous phone number
• 1 currency money amount
• 2 natural numbers
• 3 dates : 1 prompted date, 1 relative or general date expression, 1 prompted date phrase
• 2 time phrases : 1 time of day (spontaneous), 1 time phrase (word style)
• 3 spelled words : 1 personal first name, 1 city name, 1 real word for coverage
• 5 directory assistance utterances : 1 spontaneous, own forename, 1 city of childhood (spontaneous), 1 frequent city name, 1 frequent company name, 1 common forename and surname
• 2 yes/no questions : 1 predominantly ”yes” question, 1 predominantly ”no” question
• 6 application keywords/keyphrases
• 1 word spotting phrase using embedded application words
• 4 phonetically rich words
• 9 phonetically rich sentences
• 2+3 spontaneous items (for control)

The following age distribution has been obtained: 317 speakers are between 16 and 30, 188 speakers are between 31 and 45, 72 speakers are between 46 and 60, 1 speaker is over 60.

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

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