Resource: SmartWeb Handheld Corpus (SHC)

Reference SmartWeb Handheld Corpus (SHC)
Date of Submission Jan. 24, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 335-792-173-200-7
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Audio
Language German

The SMARTWEB UMTS data collection was created within the publicly funded German SmartWeb project in the years 2004-2006. It comprises a collection of user queries to a naturally spoken Web interface with the main focus on the soccer world series in 2006. The recordings include field recordings using a hand-held UMTS device (one person, SmartWeb Handheld Corpus SHC, ref. ELRA-S0278), field recordings with video capture of the primary speaker and a secondary speaker (SmartWeb Video Corpus SVC, ref. ELRA-S0279), as well as mobile recordings performed on a BMW motorbike (one speaker, SmartWeb Motorbike Corpus SMC, ref. ELRA-S0280).

This corpus corresponds to the hand-held UMTS device (SmartWeb Handheld Corpus) and contains recordings spoken by 156 speakers in a human-machine query situation. Users were asked to solve several tasks with a spoken query system to the WWW using a smart phone as portable device in natural environments (office, hall, restaurant, street). Recorded channels are the Bluetooth headset over UMTS (telephone quality), the Bluetooth headset and an additional collar microphone in high quality.

The corpus contains:
- Total number of recorded queries: 10,966
- Total duration segmented speech: 1835 minutes
- Formats: WAV 44,1kHz, 16 bit, ALAW 8kHz 8bit, Verbmobil transliteration, BAS Partitur Format (BPF)
- Segmentation: automatic segmentation into queries by the recording server
- Distribution: 15 DVD-R

See also ELRA-S0279 and ELRA-S0280.

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