Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

PhattSessionz: Recording 1000 Adolescent Speakers in Schools in Germany

Christoph Draxler, Alexander Steffen

University of Munich, Germany

PhattSessionz is a distributed speech data collection to create a regionally balanced speech database of more than 1000 adolescent speakers in Germany. Recordings are planned in more than 35 secondary schools all over Germany. The recording equipment consists of a headset and a table microphone connected to the PC via a USB audio device with a signal quality of 22.05 KHz 16 bit. All recordings are immediately uploaded via the WWW to the PhattSessionz server at the BAS. This server also provides the prompt sheets which are customized for each recording session. The local organization of the recordings, e.g. speaker recruitment and recording schedule, is delegated to the participating schools.

A number of technical issues arose during the first experimental recordings in Munich schools. These problems have been solved now and production recordings have started.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Draxler, Christoph / Steffen, Alexander (2005): "Phattsessionz: recording 1000 adolescent speakers in schools in Germany", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1597-1600.