SALA Spanish Colombian Database
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Base de données SALA de l'espagnol colombien
The SALA Spanish Colombian database contains the recordings of 1,000 Colombian speakers (475 males, 525 females) recorded over the Colombian fixed telephone network. Six speakers repeated the same prompt sheet in different calls. This database is partitioned into 4 CDs, which comprise 300 speakers sessions each (except for CD 4, with 100 speakers sessions).
Speech samples are stored as sequences of 8-bit, 8kHz A-law and are not compressed, according to the specifications of SALA. Each prompt utterance is stored within a separate file and has an accompanying ASCII SAM label file.
This speech database was validated by SPEX (the Netherlands) to assess its compliance with the SALA format and content specifications.
Each speaker uttered the following items:
* 6 application words
* 1 sequence of 10 isolated digits
* 4 connected digits (1 sheet number -6 digits, 1 telephone number -9/11 digits, 1 credit card number –14/16 digits, 1 PIN code -6 digits)
* 3 dates (1 spontaneous date e.g. birthday, 1 word style prompted date, 1 relative and general date expression)
* 1 spotting phrase using an embedded application word
* 1 isolated digit
* 3 spelled words (1 surname, 1 directory assistance city name, 1 real/artificial name for coverage)
* 1 currency money amount
* 1 natural number
* 5 directory assistance names (1 surname out of a set of 500, 1 city of birth/growing up, 1 most frequent city out of a set of 500, 1 most frequent company/agency out of a set of 500, 1 "forename surname" out of a set of 150
* 2 yes/no questions (1 predominantly "yes" question, 1 predominantly "no" question),
* 9 phonetically rich sentences,
* 2 time phrases (1 spontaneous time of day, 1 word style time phrase),
* 4 phonetically rich words.
The following age distribution has been obtained: 11 speakers are under 16, 486 speakers are between 16 and 30, 305 speakers are between 31 and 45, 163 speakers are between 46 and 60, and 35 speakers are over 60.
A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.
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