Resource: LibriVox Spanish

Reference LibriVox Spanish
Date of Submission Jan. 27, 2020, 6:51 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 256-321-086-598-2
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text, Audio
Language Spanish
Format/MIME Type audio/x-flac, text/plain
Size 5560108 KB
Access Medium Web Download


LibriVox Spanish consists of approximately 73 hours of Spanish read speech and transcripts. The audio data was taken from Spanish audiobooks developed by LibriVox, a non-profit project that creates audiobooks from public domain works. The transcripts were developed for this release.


The audio is comprised of sentences from 300 books read by 154 speakers (77 men and 77 women). Audio files were manually segmented and are between three and ten seconds in length. Native Spanish speakers transcribed the audio data.

Audio is presented as 16kHz, 16-bit, single channel flac files. When uncompressed, they produce PCM wav files.

Transcripts are contained in a single plain text file encoded as UTF-8. Speaker metadata is also provided.


The author thanks Alejandro V. Mena, Elena Vera and Angélica Gutiérrez for their support of the social service program "Desarrollo de Tecnologías del Habla" and also thanks the social service students for their hard work. Special thanks to LibriVox for publishing the recordings that constitute this corpus.

Version 1.0
Creator Carlos Daniel Hernández Mena
Distributor Linguistic Data Consortium
Rights Holder Portions © 2020 Carlos Daniel Hernández Mena, © 2020 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania