Resource: SALA II US English database (2000 speakers)
|Reference||SALA II US English database (2000 speakers)|
|Date of Submission||Feb. 1, 2017, 12:58 p.m.|
The SALA II US English database collected in the United States was recorded within the scope of the SALA II project. It contains the recordings of ca. 2,000 US English speakers (equally balanced between males and females, including some speakers with Hispanic accents) recorded over the United States mobile telephone network.
The following acoustic conditions were selected as representative of a mobile user's environment (some speakers were recorded in several environments):
The speech files are stored as sequences of 8-bit, 8kHz Mu-law speech files and are not compressed, according to the specifications of SALA II. 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 II format and content specifications.
Each speaker uttered the following items:
A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.