AusTalk, The Australian Speech Database: Design Framework, Recording Experience and Localisation

Sharifa Alghowinem, Michael WAGNER, Roland GOECKE

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    Abstract

    Aiming to create a comprehensive Australian speech database, the “AusTalk” project was carefully designed by 30 speech scientists contributing their disciplinary expertise. Standardised three one-hour audio-visual sessions for each of 1000 speakers around Australia were recorded having diverse components suitable for different research areas. The design of this database provides a good framework for any speech data corpus collection. In this paper, we present the AusTalk design and recording protocol, as well as problems faced and lessons learned. Localisation of this protocol and the potential customisation based on other countries' specifications are discussed. Collecting such speech databases including accent groups is encouraged to boost speech research in areas such as linguistics, speech and speaker recognition, forensic voice comparison, auditory-visual speech processing and many more.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication8th International Conference on IT in Asia 2013 (CITA'13)
    EditorsJane Labadin, Jacey-Lynn Minoi, Dayang NurFatimah Awang Iskandar, Azman Bujang Masli
    Place of PublicationMalaysia
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages1-7
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781479910915
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle - Kuching, Kuching, Malaysia
    Duration: 1 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle
    CountryMalaysia
    CityKuching
    Period1/07/134/07/13

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    Alghowinem, S., WAGNER, M., & GOECKE, R. (2013). AusTalk, The Australian Speech Database: Design Framework, Recording Experience and Localisation. In J. Labadin, J-L. Minoi, D. N. A. Iskandar, & A. B. Masli (Eds.), 8th International Conference on IT in Asia 2013 (CITA'13) (pp. 1-7). Malaysia: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/CITA.2013.6637567