Resource: Finnish-Swedish Speechdat(II) FDB-1000
|Reference||Finnish-Swedish Speechdat(II) FDB-1000|
|Date of Submission||Jan. 24, 2014, 4:29 p.m.|
|Resource Type||Primary Text|
The Finnish-Swedish SpeechDat(II) FDB-1000 contains the recordings of 1,000 Finnish speakers (455 males, 545 females) recorded over the Finnish fixed telephone network. The FDB-1000 database is partitioned into 4 CDs, the first 3 CDs comprise 300 speakers sessions, the 4th comprises 100 speakers.
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.
This speech database was validated by SPEX (the Netherlands) to assess its compliance with the SpeechDat format and content specifications.
Each speaker uttered the following items, in the variant of Swedish spoken in Finland:
* 1 isolated digit
The following age distribution has been obtained: 178 speakers are under 16, 412 speakers are between 16 and 30, 216 speakers are between 31 and 45, 160 speakers are between 46 and 60, and 34 speakers are over 60.
A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.