9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Experiments with the ABI (Accents of the British Isles) Speech Corpus

Shona D'Arcy (1), Martin J. Russell (2)

(1) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; (2) University of Birmingham, UK

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.

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Bibliographic reference.  D'Arcy, Shona / Russell, Martin J. (2008): "Experiments with the ABI (accents of the british isles) speech corpus", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 293-296.