Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Two Swedish SpeechDat Databases - Some Experiences and Results

Kjell Elenius

Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

The objective of the EU-funded SpeechDat project was to create large-scale speech databases for voice-driven teleservices. This paper deals with the design of two such Swedish resources: 5000 speakers over the fixed telephone network, and 1000 over the mobile network. It also reports on experiences from speaker recruitment and presents statistics on speaker distribution. Results regarding orthographic labelling of pronunciation, pronunciation errors and non-speech events are also included.

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Bibliographic reference.  Elenius, Kjell (1999): "Two Swedish Speechdat databases - some experiences and results", In EUROSPEECH'99, 2243-2246.