ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on
Speech Input/Output Assessment and Speech Databases

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
September 20-23, 1989

ATR Japanese Speech Database as a Tool of Speech Recognition and Synthesis

Akira Kurematsu, Kazuya Takeda, Hisao Kuwabara, Kiyohiro Shikano

ATR Interpreting Telephony Research Laboratories, Seika-cho, Souraku-gun, Kyoto, Japan

A large-scale Japanese speech database has been described. The database basically consists of 1) word speech database, 2) continuous speech database, 3) database for large number of speakers, and 4) database for speech synthesis. Multiple transcriptions have been made in five different layers from a simple phonemic descriptions to fine acoustic-phonetic transcriptions. The database has been used to develop algorithms, in speech recognition and synthesis studies and to find acoustic, phonetic and linguistic evidences that will serve as a basic data for speech technologies.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Kurematsu, Akira / Takeda, Kazuya / Kuwabara, Hisao / Shikano, Kiyohiro (1989): "ATR Japanese speech database as a tool of speech recognition and synthesis", In SIOA-1989, Vol.2, 43-46.