The Swiss-French SpeechDat(M) project comprises 1000 recorded Swiss-French speakers (575 female and 425 male speakers) . The corpus contains phonetically rich sentences & application oriented utterances such as keywords, digits, etc.. Speech samples are stored as sequences of 8-bit 8 kHz A-law speech samples (before compression). Each prompted utterance is stored in a separate file. Each signal file is accompanied by an ASCII SAM label file which contains the relevant descriptive information. The following items were recorded: - 1 sequence of 6 single digits including the hash (#) and the star (*) symbols - 1 sheet id number (5 connected digits / 1 natural number) - 1 telephone number (spontaneous) - 1 16-digit credit card number - 2 natural numbers (1 + sheet id) - 2 money amounts - 1 quantity - 3 spelled words - 1 time phrase (prompted, word style) - 1 date (spontaneous) - 1 date (prompted) - 1 yes/no question - 1 city name (prompted) - 1 city name (spontaneous) - 5 function words - 1 name (spelling table) - 1 mother tongue (spontaneous) - 1 education level (out of 3 choices) - 1 telephone type (out of 6 choices) - 10 sentences (read) - 1 query to telephone directory (given the name and the city of subject) - 1 free comment on the session A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.