8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


OrienTel: Recording Telephone Speech of Turkish Speakers in Germany

Chr. Draxler

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

OrienTel is a project to create telephone speech databases for both the local and the business languages of the Mediterranean and the Arab Emirates. In Germany, 300 Turkish speakers speaking German were to be recorded. The database is an extension of the SpeechDat databases. This paper outlines the recording setup, the recruitment strategy and the annotation procedure. Recruiting the speakers was a particular challenge because none of the recruitment strategies used in previous SpeechDat projects in Germany did work and a new approach had to be found.

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Bibliographic reference.  Draxler, Chr. (2003): "Orientel: recording telephone speech of turkish speakers in Germany", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 1557-1560.