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

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
September 20-23, 1989

Design and Use of a National Speech Database

J. Bruce Millar

Computer Sciences Laboratory, Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University, Australia

A national speech database requires design in relation to the linguistic demography of the population, the nature of linguistic variance within the population, and the range of uses to which it will be put. Australian initiatives in this area are briefly described. The implications and opportunities of a multi-user role for a national database are considered in terms of internal database organisation and methods of dissemination. Finally the quantification of the speaker dimension is addressed with examples from a 33 speaker database of Australian English.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Millar, J. Bruce (1989): "Design and use of a national speech database", In SIOA-1989, Vol.2, 51-54.