Resource: MIST Multi-lingual Interoperability in Speech Technology database
|Reference||MIST Multi-lingual Interoperability in Speech Technology database|
|Date of Submission||Jan. 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m.|
|Resource Type||Primary Text|
|Language||Dutch, Flemish, English, French, German|
In 1996, some 75 Dutch people participated in recording a multi-purpose continuous speech database. Most of them were recruited from the TNO Human Factors Research Institute, where the recordings were made. The main part of the database consisted of Dutch sentences. However, most speakers participated in recording 10 sentences in English, French and German. This data was initially distributed as a common data set for research leading to presentations and discussions at the ESCA/NATO MIST workshop held in Leusen, The Netherlands, in 1999.
The non-nativeness in any particular language, for instance English, is of course very biased towards Dutch, and therefore this database can be considered only as a start for studying non-native speech. However, with experiences with this database, researchers in other countries may record similar data, so that also other foreign accents can be studied, and compared to this database.