ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

First experiences of the German speechdat-car database collection in mobile environments

Christoph Draxler, Robert Grudszus, Stephan Euler, Klaus Bengler

In SpeechDat-Car, speech databases for speech driven devices and services for mobile environments are collected for nine European languages. The German SpeechDat-Car installation was the first fully equipped platform within the project. It has served as a testbed for the recording software for the entire project, and as an opportunity to perform technical and organizational feasibility tests for the German data collection. The main results are: i) drivers feel comfortable with the prompts displayed on an LCD screen attached to the dashboard, ii) the audio-visual mode of prompting allowed the elicitation of speech even under difficult traffic conditions, and iii) the original synchronization protocol could be made more efficient by 20%, so that the 129 items of one recording session can now be recorded in 45-50 minutes.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-224

Cite as: Draxler, C., Grudszus, R., Euler, S., Bengler, K. (1999) First experiences of the German speechdat-car database collection in mobile environments. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 919-922, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-224

@inproceedings{draxler99_eurospeech,
  author={Christoph Draxler and Robert Grudszus and Stephan Euler and Klaus Bengler},
  title={{First experiences of the German speechdat-car database collection in mobile environments}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={919--922},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-224}
}