This paper describes a new resource type, broadcast narrow band speech for use in large scale language recognition research and technology development. After providing the rational for this new resource type, the paper describes the collection, segmentation, auditing procedures and data formats used. Along the way, it addresses issues of defining language and dialect in found data and how ground truth is established for this corpus.
Bibliographic reference. Cieri, Christopher / Brandschain, Linda / Neely, Abby / Graff, David / Walker, Kevin / Caruso, Chris / Martin, Alvin F. / Greenberg, Craig S. (2009): "The broadcast narrow band speech corpus: a new resource type for large scale language recognition", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2867-2870.