Verbmobil is a long-term project of the German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology (BMBF, Projekträger DLR). Its aim is to give Germany an international top position in language technology and its economical application in the next millenium by cooperation and concentration of as many as possible specialists from industry and science. The long-sighted aim is the development of a mobile translation system for the translation of spontaneous speech in face-to-face situations.The following resources are spontaneous speech databases recorded in a dialogue task (appointment scheduling) . VM CD 8.1 (new edition) consists of 1 CD-ROM with 167 Dialogues, 167 Appointments, 1,181 Turns in American English. This new edition contains the transliterations of all dialogues, signal files with PhonDat 1 Header structure, software and speaker documentation and 'partitur' files (files describing the different parts which constitute the corpus - word order, phrase order, etc. ). All files were validated according to BAS guidelines.