Resource: Chinese Mandarin (South) database

Reference Chinese Mandarin (South) database
Date of Submission June 1, 2018, 11:40 a.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 503-886-852-083-2
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Audio
Source
Language Chinese
Size 341 hours of audio data, 200000 sentences
Access Medium downloadable
Description

This database contains the recordings of 1000 Chinese Mandarin speakers from Southern China (500 males and 500 females), from 18 to 60 years’ old, recorded in quiet studios located in Shenzhen and in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China.

Demographics of native speakers from Southern China is as follows:
- Guangdong: 312 speakers (154 males, 158 females)
- Fujian: 155 speakers (95 males, 60 females)
- Jiangsu: 262 speakers (134 males, 128 females)
- Zhejiang: 160 speakers (84 males, 76 females)
- Taiwan: 105 speakers (31 males, 74 females)
- Other-Southern: 6 speakers (2 males, 4 females)

Speaker profile includes the following information: unique ID, place of birth, place where speaker lived the longest by the age of 16, and the number of years that the speaker lived there, age, gender, recording place.

Recordings were made through microphone headsets (ATM73a / AUDIO TECHNICA) and consist of 341 hours of audio data (about 30 minutes per speaker), stored in .WAV files as sequences of 48 KHz Mono, 16 bits, Linear PCM.

Recording script consists of :
• Phoneme balance statement: 785 sentences
• Travel conversation: 1618 sentences
• About 200 sentences per speaker including: 134 sentences of travel conversation, 66 sentences of phoneme balance

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Distributor ELRA