The Fixed1frDesign includes all database specifications including the full list of a designed corpus: a set of phonetically rich sentences and a set of application oriented utterances used within the French SpeechDat(II) database (ref. ELRA-S0076, produced in the framework of SpeechDat(II)). The SpeechDat common specification totals 40 utterances per call, comprising a mixture of spontaneous and read speech. The purpose of each telephone call was to record the basic structure of the utterances mentioned below. All utterances are read speech unless marked as spontaneous.
The list of utterances is as follows:
* 5 application words
* 1 sequence of 10 isolated digits
* 4 connected digits (1 sheet number -5+ 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)
* 2 word spotting phrases using an embedded application word
* 1 isolated digit
* 3 spelled words (1 spontaneous e.g. own forename, 1 spelling of directory assistance city name, 1 real/artificial name for coverage)
* 1 currency money amount
* 1 natural number
* 5 directory assistance names and 1 spelled name (1 spontaneous e.g. own forename, 1 city of birth/hometown, 1 most frequent city out of a set of 500, 1 most frequent company/agency out of a set of 500, 1 "forename surname", 1 spelled-out city of birth)
* 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)
* 8 phonetically rich words.
Statistics are supplied for each corpus, which are computed on the repetition of digits, letters or phonemes (diphones and triphones) depending on the corpus type. These statistics are reported in a separate file for each corpus.
A documentation file aiming at describing the entire corpus design is included on the CD-ROM. It also covers the motivations that lead to that particular design. Finally, a complete lexicon file (in SpeechDat format) is supplied. The CD-ROM does not contain any recordings.
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