Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Multi-Site Data Collection for a Spoken Language Corpus - MAD COW

Lynette Hirschman

NE43-643 Spoken Language Systems Group, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, Cambridge, MA, USA

This paper describes the multi-site spoken language data collection procedure for the ATIS (Air Travel Information System) domain, which has been co-ordinated by MADCOW (Multi-site ATIS Data Collection Working group). We summarize the motivation for this effort, the implementation of the multi-site data collection paradigm, and the accomplishments of MADCOW in monitoring the collection and distribution of 14,000 utterances of spontaneous speech from five sites for use in a multi-site common evaluation of speech, natural language and spoken language.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hirschman, Lynette (1992): "Multi-site data collection for a spoken language corpus - MAD COW", In ICSLP-1992, 903-906.