14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

The Edinburgh Speech Production Facility DoubleTalk Corpus

James M. Scobbie (1), Alice Turk (2), Christian Geng (3), Simon King (2), Robin Lickley (1), Korin Richmond (2)

(1) Queen Margaret University, UK
(2) University of Edinburgh, UK
(3) Universität Potsdam, Germany

The DoubleTalk articulatory corpus was collected at the Edinburgh Speech Production Facility (ESPF) using two synchronized Carstens AG500 electromagnetic articulometers. The first release of the corpus comprises orthographic transcriptions aligned at phrasal level to EMA and audio data for each of 6 mixed-dialect speaker pairs. It is available from the ESPF online archive. A variety of tasks were used to elicit a wide range of speech styles, including monologue (a modified Comma Gets a Cure and spontaneous story-telling), structured spontaneous dialogue (Map Task and Diapix), a wordlist task, a memory-recall task, and a shadowing task. In this session we will demo the corpus with various examples.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Scobbie, James M. / Turk, Alice / Geng, Christian / King, Simon / Lickley, Robin / Richmond, Korin (2013): "The edinburgh speech production facility doubletalk corpus", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 764-766.