Resource: A-SpeechDB

Reference A-SpeechDB
Date of Submission Jan. 24, 2014, 4:17 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 919-064-571-056-1
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Audio
Source
Language Arabic
Description

A-SpeechDB© is an Arabic speech database suited for training acoustic models for Arabic phoneme-based speaker-independent automatic speech recognition systems. The database contains about 20 hours of continuous speech recorded through one desktop omni microphone by 205 native speakers from Egypt (about 30% of females and 70% of males), aged between 20 and 45.

Automatically generated transcriptions are provided with a manually revised version for each sentence.

Accuracy:
• Detailed speaker information: Age, Accent, place of stay, gender
• Recording in office environment
• Sentence labeled.
• Continuous Speech
• Automatic first pass transcription
• Manual second pass labeling
• Each text prompt is unique, no repeated sentences
• Sentences chosen to cover all Arabic phonetics several times

Technology:
• Automatic transcription using TransArab©
• Recording using DBRec© or Validator©
• Validation using Validator©

Audio:
• Sample Rate : 16 KHz
• Resolution: 16 bit PCM
• Format: MAF (A tool is included to convert the database to WAV format)

Text:
• Labeled data format: HTK lab format (100 nano-seconds)

Version 1.0
Distributor ELRA