ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Experiments with the ABI (accents of the british isles) speech corpus

Shona D'Arcy, Martin J. Russell

The ABI (Accents of the British Isles) speech corpus contains approximately 90 hours of speech from approximately 280 speakers representing 14 different regional accents of British and Irish English. ABI includes a combination of applications-oriented and linguistically-motivated material. This paper describes experiments in which the ABI corpus is used to study the effects of these regional accents on vowel formant frequencies and automatic speech recogniser performance, and to explore inter-accent variability.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-137

Cite as: D'Arcy, S., Russell, M.J. (2008) Experiments with the ABI (accents of the british isles) speech corpus. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 293-296, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-137

@inproceedings{darcy08_interspeech,
  author={Shona D'Arcy and Martin J. Russell},
  title={{Experiments with the ABI (accents of the british isles) speech corpus}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={293--296},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-137}
}