Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Japanese Spontaneous Speech Database with Wide Regional and Age Distribution

Tomoko Matsui, Masaki Naito, Harald Singer, Atsushi Nakamura, Yoshinori Sagisaka

ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Labs., Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto, Japan

This paper introduces a Japanese spontaneousspeech database of 3,771 speakers with wide regional and age distributions. This database is designed to capture Japanese spontaneous speechcharacteristics and is used to develop a speaker-independent (SI) speech recognition system.This paper describes the data collection andtranscription. Moreover, we show preliminaryanalyses through SI speech recognition experiments with the database.

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Bibliographic reference.  Matsui, Tomoko / Naito, Masaki / Singer, Harald / Nakamura, Atsushi / Sagisaka, Yoshinori (1999): "Japanese spontaneous speech database with wide regional and age distribution", In EUROSPEECH'99, 2251-2254.