The paper presents ORAL2008, a new 1-million corpus of spoken Czech compiled within the framework of the Czech National Corpus project. ORAL2008 is designed as a representation of authentic spoken language used in informal situations and it is balanced in the main sociolinguistic categories of speakers. The paper concentrates also on the data collection, its broad coverage and the transcription system that registers variability of spoken Czech. Possible findings based on the provided data are finally outlined.
Bibliographic reference. Waclawičová, Martina / Křen, Michal / Válková, Lucie (2009): "Balanced corpus of informal spoken Czech: compilation, design and findings", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 1819-1822.