Resource: IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Language Pack IARPA-babel201b-v0.2b

Reference IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Language Pack IARPA-babel201b-v0.2b
Date of Submission Feb. 27, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 763-119-338-310-1
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text, Audio
Language Haitian
Format/MIME Type application/octet-stream, audio/x-wav, text/plain
Size 12185240 KB
Access Medium Web Download


IARPA Babel Haitian Creole Language Pack IARPA-babel201b-v0.2b was developed by Appen for the IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) Babel program. It contains approximately 203 hours of Haitian Creole conversational and scripted telephone speech collected in 2012 and 2013 along with corresponding transcripts.

The Babel program focuses on underserved languages and seeks to develop speech recognition technology that can be rapidly applied to any human language to support keyword search performance over large amounts of recorded speech.


The Haitian Creole speech in this release represents that spoken in the Northern, Western and Southern dialect regions in Haiti. The gender distribution among speakers is approximately equal; speakers' ages range from 16 years to 75 years. Calls were made using different telephones (e.g., mobile, landline) from a variety of environments including the street, a home or office, a public place, and inside a vehicle.

Audio data is presented as 8kHz 8-bit a-law encoded audio in sphere format or 48kHz 24-bit PCM encoded audio in wav format. Transcripts are encoded in UTF-8. Further information about transcription methodology is contained in the documentation accompanying this release.

Evaluation data is available from NIST in support of OpenKWS.

Version 1.0
Creator Aric Bills , Evelyne Tzoukermann , Wade Shen , Anton Rytting , Jessica Ray , Thomas Conners , Amy Jarrett , Brook Hefright , T. J. Hazen , Mary Harper , Breanna Gillies , Eyal Dubinski , Tony Andrus , Erin Crabb , Ronnie Silber , Jonathan Fiscus , Hanh Le
Distributor Linguistic Data Consortium
Rights Holder Portions © 2015 U.S. Government</br> <br>The U.S. Government acquired this data from Appen Pty Ltd, which assigned the copyright to the data to the U.S. Government.