ISCA Archive S4SG 2022
ISCA Archive S4SG 2022

Annotated Speech Corpus for Low Resource Indian Langauges: Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Braj and Magahi

Ritesh Kumar, Siddharth Singh, Shyam Ratan, Mohit Raj, Sonal Sinha, Sumitra Mishra, Bornini Lahiri, Vivek Seshadri, Kalika Bali, Atul Kr. Ojha

In this paper we discuss an in-progress work on the development of a speech corpus for four low-resource Indo-Aryan languages - Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Braj and Magahi - using the field methods of linguistic data collection. The total size of the corpus currently stands at approximately 18 hours (approx. 4-5 hours each language) and it is transcribed and annotated with grammatical information such as part-of-speech tags, morphological features and Universal dependency relationships. We discuss our methodology for data collection in these languages, most of which was done in the middle of the COVID - 19 pandemic, with one of the aims being to generate some additional income for low-income groups speaking these languages. In the paper, we also discuss the results of the baseline experiments for automatic speech recognition system in these languages.


doi: 10.21437/S4SG.2022-1

Cite as: Kumar, R., Singh, S., Ratan, S., Raj, M., Sinha, S., Mishra, S., Lahiri, B., Seshadri, V., Bali, K., Ojha, A.K. (2022) Annotated Speech Corpus for Low Resource Indian Langauges: Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Braj and Magahi. Proc. 1st Workshop on Speech for Social Good (S4SG), 1-5, doi: 10.21437/S4SG.2022-1

@inproceedings{kumar22_s4sg,
  author={Ritesh Kumar and Siddharth Singh and Shyam Ratan and Mohit Raj and Sonal Sinha and Sumitra Mishra and Bornini Lahiri and Vivek Seshadri and Kalika Bali and Atul Kr. Ojha},
  title={{Annotated Speech Corpus for Low Resource Indian Langauges: Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Braj and Magahi}},
  year=2022,
  booktitle={Proc. 1st Workshop on Speech for Social Good (S4SG)},
  pages={1--5},
  doi={10.21437/S4SG.2022-1}
}