Spoken Corpora

Introduction

Corpora of spoken language contain transcriptions of spontaneous or planned speech, such as broadcast news or elicited narratives and dialogues. They are often aligned with the accompanying recordings. They are an invaluable resource for various kinds of linguistic research, such as phonology, conversational analysis, and dialectology. Such corpora are carefully sampled and rich in sociodemographic metadata. 

There are 133 spoken corpora in the CLARIN infrastructure, 122 of which contain both the transcriptions of spoken or spontaneous speech and the associated recordings, and 11 only the transcriptions. Most of the corpora are monolingual, accounting for the following 15 languages: Arabic, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Skolt Saami, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish.  In the vast majority of cases, the corpora can be directly downloaded from the national repositories or queried through easy-to-use online search environments. They are also richly tagged, many with markup specific to speech corpora, such as phonemic and prosodic annotation.

For an introduction to oral history and an overview of the technology that can be used in the processing of oral history resources and interview data, visit the Oral History & Technology website. Here, you can find information on anything from analogue tapes and handwritten summaries, to digital recordings, including digital transcripts, speaker allocation/recognition, emotion markers, speech velocity and much more. 
 

Below, we first provide overviews of the corpora that are already part of the CLARIN infrastructure and then list those that have not yet been integrated.

For comments, changes to the existing content or inclusion of new corpora, send us an email.

This website was last updated on 1 August 2023.

Spoken Corpora in the CLARIN Infrastructure

Corpora with Transcriptions and Audio Recordings

Corpus Language Description Availability

Arabic Speech Corpus

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Arabic

This corpus is available for download from the Oxford Text Archive.

For the relevant publication, see Halabi (2016)

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Audioatlas Siebenbuergisch-Saechsischer Dialekte

Size: 450,000 words
Annotation: Geomapping, orthographic/partial phonetic transcription, semantic labelling
Licence: CLARIN RES

Bavarian, German, Romanian

This corpus contains 2274 recordings (approx. 360h) of spoken dialectal German (Saxonian) recorded in Transilvania (Romania) in approx. 250 different locations. This up-to-now unpublished material has been collected on analogue tape in the 1960s and 70s by different linguists based at the universities of Bukarest, Hermannstadt and Klausenburg.

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Spoken corpus of Karel MakoŇą

Size: 1000 hours
Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0

Czech

This corpus contains talks on Christian mysticism given by Karel MakoŇą.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT.

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Prague Database of Spoken Czech 1.0

Size: 770,000 tokens, 7324 minutes
Annotation: MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Czech

This corpus contains spontaneous dialogue.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT.

For the relevant publication, see Hajińć et al. (2008)

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OVM ‚Äď Ot√°zky V√°clava Moravce

Size: 35 hours
Annotation: word-by-word transcriptions, including the transcription of some non-speech events
Licence: CC BY-NC 3.0

Czech

This corpus contains transcribed recordings from the Czech political discussion broadcast “Otázky Václava Moravce“.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT and through the concordancer KonText.

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ORTOFON v1: a balanced corpus of informal spoken Czech with multi-tier transcription (transcriptions & audio)

Size: 1 million words
Annotation: orthographically and phonetically transcribed; MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: Academic Licence Agreement for Czech National Corpus Data

Czech

This corpus contains informal conversations.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT and through the concordancer KonText.

For the relevant publication, see Komrskov√° et al. (2018)

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ORAL2013: balanced corpus of informal spoken Czech (transcriptions & audio)

Size: 2.8 million words
Annotation: recordings and transcripts anonymised
Licence: Academic Licence Agreement for Czech National Corpus Data

Czech

This corpus contains informal conversations.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT and through the concordancer KonText.

For the relevant publication, see BeneŇ°ov√° et al. (2015)

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DIALEKT v1: dialectal corpus with multi-tier transcription

Size: 100,000 words
Annotation: orthographically and phonetically (dialect features) transcribed, MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: Academic Licence Agreement for Czech National Corpus Data

Czech

This corpus contains traditional dialectological material, mostly unprepared monologue-type speech.

The corpus is available for download (upon request) and through the concordancer KonText.

For the relevant publication, see Komrskov√° et al. (2018)

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Czech Malach Cross-lingual Speech Retrieval Test Collection

Size: 592 hours
Annotation: manual annotations of selected topics and interviews metadata
Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Czech, English, French, German, Spanish

This corpus contains interviews with survivors of the Holocaust.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT.

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JASMIN Speech Corpus

Size: 115 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, phonetically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

Dutch

The corpus contains recordings of human-machine interaction and reads speech performed by children, non-native speakers and senior people.

The corpus is available for download from the Dutch Language Institute.

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IFA Spoken Language Corpus

Size: 50,000 words (41 minutes/speaker)
Annotation: Hand-segmented speech
Licence: CLARIN PUB

Dutch

The corpus is available for download from an informal webpage.

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MultiCHannel Articulatory database: English

Size: 5 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, Electromagnetic Articulography
Licence: CLARIN PUB

English

This corpus features a set of 460 short sentences designed to include the main connected speech processes in English (e.g. assimilations, weak forms ...). All recordings were made in the same sound-damped studio at the Edinburgh Speech Production Facility based in the department of Speech and Language Sciences, Queen Margaret University College, UK. The database contains audio files, laryngograph waveforms, electromagnetic articulograph (EMA) tracks and electropalatograph (EPG) tracks.

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ELFA Corpus

Size: 13 hours
Licence: CLARIN RES, MS-C-No ReD-ND-FF

English

This corpus contains recorded lectures and seminars.

The corpus is available for download from FIN-CLARIN.

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Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech

Annotation: phonetic labels
Licence: CLARIN RES

English

This corpus contains an interview.

The corpus is available for download from ORTOLANG.

For the relevant publication, see Pitt et al. (2005)

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Boston University Radio Speech Corpus

Size: 7 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, phonetic alignment, prosodic markers
Licence: CLARIN RES

English

This corpus contains recordings and texts from radio news.

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Air Traffic Control Communication

Size: 20 hours
Annotation: speaker information
Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

English

This corpus contains recordings of communication between air traffic controllers and pilots

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT and through the concordancer KonText.

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Phonetic Corpus of Estonian Spontaneous Speech v.1.0.4

Size: 635,000 words, 90 hours
Annotation: orthographically and phonetically transcribed, syllables, prosodic feet, intonation phrases, changes in voice quality
Licence: CLARIN_RES

Estonian

This corpus contains spontaneous speech by speakers with different dialectological and social backgrounds.

The corpus is available for download from (CELR distribution).

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Estonian North Wind and the Sun Corpus v.1.0.3

Annotation: word segmentation and phonemes in SAMPA

Estonian

This corpus contains recordings of the tale ‚ÄúP√Ķhjatuul ja p√§ike‚ÄĚ (North Wind and the Sun) read by the same speakers who participated in the Phonetic Corpus of Estonian Spontaneous Speech.

The corpus is available for download from META-SHARE (CELR distribution).

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Estonian Emotional Speech Corpus 

Size: 1234 sentences
Licence: CC-BY

Estonian

This corpus contains read sentences that express anger, joy and sadness or are neutral.

The corpus is available for download from META-SHARE (CELR distribution).

For the relevant publication, see Altrov and Pajupuu (2012)

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Estonian Dialect Corpus

Size: 1.3 million words
Annotation: phonetically transcribed, MSD-tagged, partly syntactically parsed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Estonian

This corpus contains interviews.

The corpus is available for download from META-SHARE (CELR distribution).

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Corpus of Radio News

Size: 19 hours
Annotation: speech annotation to orthographically transcribed

Estonian

This corpus contains public broadcast news.

The corpus is available for download from META-SHARE (CELR distribution).

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Corpus of Radio Interviews

Size: 36 hours
Annotation: speech annotation to orthographically transcribed
Licence: CC-BY

Estonian

This corpus contains telephone interviews from different radio programmes.

The corpus is available for download from META-SHARE (CELR distribution).

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Corpus of Lecture Speech

Size: 41 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CC-BY-SA

Estonian

This corpus contains recordings of academic lectures and oral conference presentations.

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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Faroese Danish Corpus Hamburg 0.2.dan (FADAC-0.2.dan Hamburg)

Annotation: EXMARaLDA
Licence: HZSK-RES (restricted, non-commercial only)

Faroese, Danish

This corpus contains informal interviews.

 

The Longitudinal Corpus of Finnish Spoken in Helsinki (1970s, 1990s and 2010s)

Size: 210 hours
Licence: restricted

Finnish

This corpus contains interviews.

The corpus is available for online querying through the LAT platform and through the concordancer Korp.

LAT platform

The Finnish Dialect Syntax Archive

Size: 1.2 million words
Annotation: MSD-tagged
Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND

Finnish

This corpus contains interviews.

The corpus is available for online querying through the LAT platform and through the concordancer Korp.

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Samples of Spoken Finnish

Size: 100 hours
Annotation: syntactically parsed (TDT alpha), named entities (FiNER), PoS-tagged, lemmatized; orthographically transcribed
Licence: CC-BY

Finnish

This corpus contains interviews.

This corpus is available for online querying through the LAT platform and through the concordancer Korp.

Concordancer

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Route to A wing

Size: 218 tokens
Annotation: PoS-tagged
Licence: CC-0

Finnish

This corpus contains spontaneous conversations.

This corpus is available for online querying through the concordancer Korp.

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Follow-up Study of Dialects of Finnish

Size: 12,200 Hours
Licence: CLARIN RES

Finnish

This corpus contains interviews.

This corpus is available for online querying through the LAT-platform.

LAT platform

Finnish Broadcast Corpus

Size: 18 hours
Licence: CLARIN RES

Finnish

This corpus contains radio and TV broadcasts.

The corpus is available for download from FIN-CLARIN and for online querying through the LAT-platform.

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Aalto University DSP Course Conversation Corpus 2013-2016, Downloadable Version

Size: 5200 utterances
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Finnish

This corpus contains spontaneous conversations.

The corpus is available for download from FIN-CLARIN.

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The Corpus of Border Karelia

Size: 120 hours
Licence: CC-BY

Finnish, Karelian

This corpus contains interviews.

The corpus is available for download from FIN-CLARIN.

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Plenary Sessions of the Parliament of Finland

Size: 22.5 million words
Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND

Finnish, Swedish

This corpus contains the proceedings of the Finnish Parliament.

The corpus is available through a dedicated webpage and through the concordancer Korp.

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Phonologie du Français Contemporain

Licence: CC-BY

French

This corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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Corpus of Orleans

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

French

This corpus contains recordings of the everyday speech of Orléans residents between 1969 and 1974.

The corpus is available for download from the Huma-num repository.

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Corpus for the Study of Contemporary French

Size: 10 million words, 350 hours
Annotation: orthographically aligned, PoS-tagged
Licence: CC-BY 4.0

French

This corpus contains debates, classroom interactions, literary and scientific texts, regional and national press, etc.

The corpus is available through a dedicated concordancer.

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Corpus de Français Parlé Parisien des années 2000

Licence: CC-BY

French

This corpus contains interviews.

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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CLAPI

Size: 323,595 words
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 

French

This is a collection containing around 40 corpora which contain social interactions in different contexts: professional, private, institutional, commercial, medical, and educational situations.

Most of the corpora can be downloaded and queried through a dedicated concordancer.

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Zweite Generation deutschsprachiger Migranten in Israel

Size: 125 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, code-switching
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains interviews in German extraterritorial varieties.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Vowel Production in Cochlear Implant Patients

Size: 2 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains German speech recordings of 48 cochlear implant users (CI) and 48 speakers without hearing impairment (control group, KG). It contains recordings used for the analysis of several long, lexically stressed vowels in the words 'Taten', 'stetig', 'Toter', 'Stute', 't√∂ten', 'T√ľte' and 'kriegen'.

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Voice Onset Time in Cochlear Implant Patients (diachronic data)

Size: unknown
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains diachronic speech recordings from three cochlear implants (CI) users. For data used in the corresponding synchronic study, please refer to the CI_2 corpora. CI_3_Sibilants contains recordings used for the analysis of /s/ and / É/ in the following words: 'Tasse', 'Tasche'. CI_3_VOT contains recordings used for the analysis of voice onset time in /t/ in the word 'teilen'.

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Voice Onset Time in Cochlear Implant Patients

Size: 35 min
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains German speech recordings of 48 cochlear implant users (CI) and 48 speakers without hearing impairment (control group, KG). It contains recordings used for the analysis of voice onset time in /t/ in the word 'teilen'.

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The Zurich Tangram Corpus - UZH Edition

Size: 48 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, turn segmentation
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains tasks, where one subject (the instructor) describes different Tangram figures to another subject (the receiver) so that the receiver can recreate the same order of figures that the instructor has in front of them. The subjects initially don't know each other and work together to solve these tasks in three consecutive sessions. This edition features complete recordings but lacks phone and word segmentation. Subjects' audio tracks are combined into stereo files. If you would like just the transcribed segments with separate files for the subjects or want the word and phone segmentation, see corpus ZTC_BAS.

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The Zurich Tangram Corpus - BAS Edition

Size: 48 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, word and phonemic segmentation
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains tasks, where one subject (the instructor) describes different Tangram figures to another subject (the receiver) so that the receiver can recreate the same order of figures that the instructor has in front of them. The subjects initially don't know each other and work together to solve these tasks in three consecutive sessions. This edition only features the transcribed segments, not those in between, and uses separate files for the subject.

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The Karl-Eberhard-Corpus of spontaneously spoken conversations in Southern German

Size: 40 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains 79 speakers of Southern German. Two speakers, usually acquainted with each other, had a one-hour-long conversation in separate booths.

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Spoken production of gender-neutral nouns in German

Size: 2 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN PUB

German

This corpus examines the pronunciation of different gender-neutral forms in German. Various source texts were used, like newspaper articles, websites, etc.

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SmartWeb Motorbike Corpus SMC

Size: 6.3 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus comprises a collection of user queries to a naturally spoken Web interface with the main focus on the soccer world series in 2006. The SMC corpus itself contains 36 mobile recordings performed on a BMW motorbike.

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SmartKom Public

Size: 11 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonemic, gestures, mimic, emotions
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains multi-modal recordings of 86 actors who use the SmartKom system. SmartKom Public is comparable to a traditional public phone booth but equipped with additional intelligent communication devices. Naive users were asked to test a 'prototype' for a market study not knowing that the system was in fact controlled by two human operators. They were asked to solve two tasks in a period of 4,5 min while they were left alone with the system. The instruction was kept to a minimum; in fact, the user only knew that the system is able to understand speech, gestures and even mimic expressions and should more or less communicate like a human.

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SmartKom Mobil

Size: 11 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonemic, gestures, mimic, emotions
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains multi-modal recordings of 73 actors who use the SmartKom system. SmartKom Mobil is a portable PDA equipped with a net link and additional intelligent communication devices. Naive users were asked to test a 'prototype' for a market study not knowing that the system was in fact controlled by two human operators. They were asked to solve two tasks in a period of 4,5 min while they were left alone with the system. The instruction was kept to a minimum; in fact the user only knew that the system is able to understand speech, gestures and should more or less communicate like a human. Experiments were not performed in the field but rather in a studio-like environment.

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SmartKom Home

Size: 11 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonemic, gestures, mimic, emotions
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains multi modal recordings of 65 actors who use the SmartKom system. SmartKom Home should be an intelligent communication assistant for the private environment. Naive users were asked to test a 'prototype' for a market study not knowing that the system was in fact controlled by two human operators. They were asked to solve two tasks in a period of 4,5 min while they were left alone with the system. The instruction was kept to a minimum; in fact, the user only knew that the system is able to understand speech, gestures and even mimic expressions and should more or less communicate like a human.

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Sibilant Production in Cochlear Implant Patients (diachronic data)

Size: unknown
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains diachronic speech recordings from three cochlear implants (CI) users. For data used in the corresponding synchronic study, please refer to the CI_2 corpora. CI_3_Sibilants contains recordings used for the analysis of /s/ and / É/ in the following words: 'Tasse', 'Tasche'.

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Sibilant Production in Cochlear Implant Patients

Size: 1 hour
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains German speech recordings of 48 cochlear implant users (CI) and 48 speakers without hearing impairment (control group, KG). CI_2_Sibilants contains recordings used for the analysis of /s/ and / É/ in the following words: 'Tasse', 'Tasche'.

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Russlanddeutsche Dialekte

Size: 100,000 words, 10 hours
Annotation: literal and PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains interviews in German extraterritorial varieties.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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PhonDat 2

Size: 4.3 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonemic, phonetic
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus contains read speech of 16 different speakers, 6 women and 10 men. Each speaker reads a corpus of 200 different sentences from a train query task. They were recorded at three different sites in Germany (University of Kiel, University of Bonn, University of Munich). The language is German. The corpus contains a total of 3200 recorded utterances.

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PhonDat 1

Size: 21.4 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonemic
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus contains the read speech of 201 different speakers. Each speaker read a subcorpus of 450 different sentence equivalents (including alphanumerics and two shorter passages of prose text); 8 speakers read the whole sentence corpus; 40 speakers read the subcorpora BR and MR; 112 speakers read 70 utterances of the rest corpus, including alphabet, numbers 0 to 12 and stories. The corpus contains a total of 21587 recorded utterances.

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PhattSessionz Adolescents Speech Corpus

Size: 208 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains recordings of 1019 adolescent speakers of German (age range 12-20). The recordings were performed via the WWW in public schools (Gymnasium) in 45 locations in Germany. The speech material recorded is a superset of the German SpeechDat-II and RVG-I corpora.

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Nautilus Speaker Characterization

Size: 155 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, Turn-taking, perceived inter-personal speaker characteristics, voice descriptions
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains scripted, semi-spontaneous, and spontaneous human-human dialogues. In total, 300 speakers of German without noticeable accents participated and were recorded in an acoustically-isolated room. Interactions between speakers and their interlocutors are provided in separate mono files, accompanied by timestamps and tags that define the speaker's turns. The speech corresponding to one of the semi-spontaneous dialogues was labelled with respect to perceived interpersonal speaker characteristics and naive voice descriptions. These labels are found alongside the documentation.

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Natural Media Motion-Capture Corpus

Size: 3 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, gestures, motion capture of hands
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus consists of data from 18 participants, whose task was to describe nine objects each to an experimenter, without using everyday vocabulary about forms, sizes or objects. The participants were recorded on audio and several video cameras, and their hand movements were recorded using an optical VICON motion capture system.

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Mehrsprachige Kinder im Vorschulalter

Size: 17,000 words, 13 hours
Annotation: literal and PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains elicitation tasks with preschool children.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Hamburg Modern Times Corpus

Size: 3 hours
Annotation: manual annotation of phonetic phenomena, accent/stress marking
Licence: HZSK-ACA (academic, non-commercial only)

German

This corpus contains task-oriented communication (e.g., a film retelling) in the context of studying adult L2 acquisition.

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Grundstrukturen: Freiburger Korpus

Size: 600,000 words, 70 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, intonation, lemmatised, PoS-tagged, time alignment
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains authentic interactions from various domains.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Gesprochenes Wortkorpus f√ľr Untersuchungen zur auditiven Verarbeitung von Sprache und emotionaler Prosodie

Size: 3 hours
Annotation: phonetic
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

WaSeP contains recordings of one female and one male speaker, both professional actors, uttering single German nouns and pseudowords in multiple emotional prosodies. This edition improves the segmentation of the phonetic annotation, adds Praat TextGrid files and removes a few irregular items.

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Forschungs- und Lehrkorpus gesprochenes Deutsch

Size: 2.3 million words, 230 hours
Annotation: literal and PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains authentic interactions from various domains.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Emigrantendeutsch in Israel: Wiener in Jerusalem

Size: 225,000 words, 51 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains interviews in German extraterritorial varieties.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Emigrantendeutsch in Israel

Size: 232,000 words, 285 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, lemma, PoS-tagged, time alignment
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains interviews in German extraterritorial varieties.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Elizitierte Konfliktgespräche

Size: 160,000 words, 12 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains elicited conflict interaction.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Dialogstrukturen

Size: 140,000 words, 15 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, intonation, lemmatised, PoS-tagged, time alignment
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains authentic interactions from various domains.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Deutsche Umgangssprachen: Pfeffer-Korpus

Size: 646,000 words, 80 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains interviews in regional varieties of German.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Deutsche Standardsprache: König-Korpus

Size: 50,000 words, 6 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains interviews and elicited speech in standard German

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Excerpt - complete corpus (around 120 hours) currently in the process of curation

Deutsche Mundarten: ehemalige deutsche Ostgebiete

Size: 838,000 words, 461 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains interviews and elicited speech in German dialects.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Deutsche Hochlautung

Size: 10,000 words, 2 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains broadcasts in standard German.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Corpus SI1000

Size: 32.8 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus contains the read speech of 10 different speakers. Each speaker has read approx. 1000 sentences from a German newspaper corpus, thus resulting in a total of approx. 10000 recorded utterances. The recording took place at the Institut fuer Phonetik, University of Munich, Germany in 1994.

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Corpus SI100

Size: 31.5 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus contains read speech of 101 different speakers (50 female, 50 male, 1 unknown). Each speaker has read approx. 100 sentences from either the SZ subcorpus or the CeBit subcorpus. The language is German. The subcorpus SZ contains 544 sentences from newspaper articles ("Sueddeutsche Zeitung"). The subcorpus CeBit contains 483 sentences from newspaper articles about CeBit 1995. Each subcorpus is divided into 5 parts of approx. 100 utterances each. Every speaker read only one part of one subcorpus (with some exceptions), thus resulting in a total of 10.387 recorded utterances

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Corpus SHC

Size: 30.6 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus comprises a collection of user queries to a naturally spoken Web interface with the main focus on the soccer world series in 2006. The recordings include field recordings using a hand-held UMTS device (one person, SmartWeb Handheld Corpus SHC), field recordings with video capture of the primary speaker and a secondary speaker (SmartWeb Video Corpus SVC) as well as mobile recordings performed on a BMW motorbike (one speaker, SmartWeb Motorbike Corpus SMC).

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Corpus SC2

Size: 9 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus contains read speech of 10 different speakers with screen-prompted 'automobile diagnosis phrases' recorded under real conditions in two different car maintenance halls. The language is German. All speakers are male native Germans and have never participated in such a task before. They are all experts in the field of car diagnosis. Each speaker has spoken 800 3-7 word utterances derived from 100 different sentences (see sc2_ort.txt) resulting in a total of 8000 utterances.

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Corpus SC10

Size: 10 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus contains read and non-prompted German and mother tongue speech of 70 different speakers from 17 mother tongues (L1) in a variety of speaking styles e.g. reading, retelling, free talk etc.

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Corpus SC1

Size: 1.5 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus contains the speech of 88 different speakers, reading the German story 'Der Nordwind und die, Sonne'. Subcorpus T contains the recordings of 16 native Germans (L1). The other 72 speakers who were born and educated in other countries (L2) are pooled in subcorpus C. Every speaker has a distinct accent.

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Corpus RVG1_CLARIN

Size: 32 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus is a collection of more than 500 speakers of different dialect regions of Germany. The recordings were made using four different microphones (two in low and two in high quality) and consisted of single digits, connected digits, phone numbers, phonetically balanced sentences, computer command phrases prompted on a screen, and 1 min spontaneous speech (monologue). The speakers were recorded in normal office environments. The background noise was limited to the usual noise in office environment, eg. door slam, background crosstalk, phone ringing, paper rustle, PC noise, etc.

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Corpus HEMPEL

Size: 25.5 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus is a collection of more than 3900 spontaneous speech items recorded as extra material during the German SpeechDat-II project. Speakers were asked to report what they had been doing during the last hour: "Was haben Sie in der letzten Stunde gemacht?". This item was recorded as the last item of the recording session. Speakers had become acquainted with the recording procedure and they were quite relaxed because they knew that this item was the last to be recorded. This resulted in quite natural, colloquial speech, sometimes with marked regional accent.

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Corpus FORMTASK

Size: 24.5 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN PUB

German

This is a corpus of telephone conversations including prompted descriptions of typical forms (Berlin public transport tickets, invoices, Austrian parking tickets, newsstand receipts, and money transfer forms) found in everyday life.

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Corpus BROTHERS

Size: 1.5 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains recordings of pairs of brothers between the ages of 19 and 31. The native and recorded language is German. Recordings consist of minimal pairs in carrier sentences, a different set of sentences aimed at elicitating the full range of German vowels ('Berliner Sätze'), and a spontaneous dialogue about a TV series. Recordings were made via a table microphone (studio quality) and via telephone (telephone quality).

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Corpus BITS

Size: 16.5 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonetic, phonemic, prosodic
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This is a corpus for speech synthesis using concatenative technique.

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Consonant Cluster Production in Cochlear Implant Patients

Size: 2 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains German speech recordings of 48 cochlear implant users (CI) and 48 speakers without hearing impairment (control group, KG).

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Cluster Production in Cochlear Implant Patients (diachronic data)

Size: 14 min
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains diachronic speech recordings from three cochlear implants (CI) users. For data used in the corresponding synchronic study, please refer to the CI_2 corpora. This corpus contains recordings used for the analysis of the temporal dynamics of the consonant cluster / Étr/.

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CI Articulation

Size: 5 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains speech recordings of normal hearing speakers and speakers equipped with Cochlear Implants (CI). Speech data were collected with the software SpeechRecorder, for each recording a BPF file was generated (*.par).

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Biographische und Reiseerzählungen

Size: 50,000 words, 6 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains narrative and biographic interviews.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Bielefeld Speech and Gesture Alignment Corpus

Size: 9881 words
Annotation: Annotations of gestures and speech-gesture referents
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus is made up of 25 dialogues of interlocutors (50), who engage in a spatial communication task combining direction-giving and sight description. Six of those dialogues with data only from the direction giver are available including audio (*.wav) and video (*.mp4) data. There are 1764 isolated gestures in the corpus

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Berliner Wendekorpus

Size: 260,000 words, 28 hours
Annotation: literal and PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains narrative interviews on German reunification.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Belgische TV-Debatten

Size: 10 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, lemmatized
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains broadcast TV debates

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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BAS ZIPTEL

Size: 14 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The ZipTel telephone speech database contains recordings of people applying for a SpeechDat prompt sheet via telephone. For the SpeechDat data collection, calls for participation were published in "phone", the customer magazine of the mobile telephone provider "e-plus", and in numerous newspapers all over Germany. In these calls, a telephone number was given where callers could order a SpeechDat prompt sheet. The calls were recorded by an automatic telephone server; callers were asked to provide th name, address and telephone number. The ZipTel telephone speech database consists of 1957 recording sessions with a total of 7746 signal files. A recording session corresponds to one phone call, each signal file contains a single recorded utterance from the recording session.

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BAS Verbmobil Emotion

Size: 17 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, emotions
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This database contains speech signals of dialogues in which a subject was recorded during a conversation via a spontaneous speech translation system. The response of the system was designed to invoke emotions (e.g. anger) in the subjects. It is part of the larger Verbmobil 2 speech data collection. Starting from BAS Clarin Respository version 2, the database is also distributed as an emuR comptatible emu database.

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BAS SmartWeb Video

Size: 16.2 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, user state
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus comprises a collection of user queries to a naturally spoken Web interface with the main focus on the soccer world series in 2006. The recordings include 156 field recordings using a hand-held UMTS device (one person, SmartWeb Handheld Corpus SHC), 99 field recordings with video capture of the primary speaker and a secondary speaker (SmartWeb Video Corpus SVC) as well as 36 mobile recordings performed on a BMW motorbike (one speaker, SmartWeb Motorbike Corpus SMC).

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BAS Siemens Hoergeraete Corpus

Size: 24 hours
Annotation: Turn segmentation
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This is a corpus of spontaneous, relatively casual dialogues in German. Each pair of dialogue partners is recorded conversing under real-noise conditions (in a noisy cafeteria and in a car going at different velocities), as well as in a studio at various levels of lombard noise played directly into the subjects' ears.

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BAS Regional Variants of German - Juveniles

Size: 100 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The corpus contains both read and non-scripted German utterances. It comprises the original RVG prompts (telephone numbers, sentences, commands, digits, etc.) plus spellings, date and time expressions, and free form responses to questions, e.g. "What are you wearing?", "How did you get here?", etc. The speakers were adolescents between 13 and 20 years of age, recruited in public schools in Munich and the suburbs. More than 95% of the speakers have German as their mother language, and almost all of them attended school in Bavaria; 89 of them were male and 93 female.

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BAS Database for Signer-Independent Continuous Sign Language Recognition

Size: 55 hours
Annotation: Sign language
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The contains both isolated and continuous utterances of various signers. Since we use a vision-based approach for sign language recognition the corpus was recorded on video. For quick random access to individual frames, each video clip is stored as a sequence of images. The vocabulary comprises 450 basic signs in German Sign Language (DGS) representing different word types. Based on this vocabulary, overall 780 sentences were constructed.

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BAS Alcohol Language Corpus

Size: 94 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonemic, user state
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus contains recordings of 162 speakers while being sober and intoxicated. Beginning with version 3, this corpus edition also contains an emuR compatible database version of the corpus (with a minor bugfix in the database in version 3.1).

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Australiendeutsch

Size: 330,000 words, 65 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains interviews in German extraterritorial varieties.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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aGender

Size: 47 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

The speech corpus aGender contains speech sample recordings over public telephone lines with read and (semi-)spontaneous speech. Native German speakers called a voice portal from their private phone, and read text + answered some open questions. The purpose of the corpus is the automatic detection of gender and/or age (7 mixed classes ranging from 7 - 80 years). The corpus contains the voices of 945 German speakers (approx. minimum of 100 speakers per class), each delivering 18 speech items in up to six different sessions.

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AbsolventInnen

Size: 2 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonetic, phonemic transcription
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German

This corpus provides data for examining the pronunciation of gender-neutral forms in German. The recordings took place at the IPS in the Munich region. 56 texts were recorded from 40 speakers. The texts came from newspapers, websites, administration offices, social services, etc., and were modified to contain either one of the three gender-neutral forms or the extended form. Each of the speakers read the 56 sentences, with target words, 25 % each, asterisk, underscore, uppercase-I or the feminine plural-form in a counterbalancing measures design. Filler sentences for this study are not a part of the corpus but will be part of further investigations. That means, that there are 56 recordings per session.

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GeWiss

Size: 1.4 million tokens, 123 hours
Annotation: code switching

German (L2 and L1), English, Polish, Italian (L1)

This corpus contains transcripts and audio recordings of spoken academic discourse, primarily talks including discussions and oral exams.

For the relevant publication, see Fandrych et al. (2014)

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Deutsche Mundarten: Zwirner-Korpus

Size: 4 million words, 1076 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German, (some Frisian and Dutch)

This corpus contains interviews and elicited speech in German dialects.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Deutsche Mundarten: DDR

Size: 212,000 words, 385 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

German, (some Sorbian)

This corpus contains interviews and elicited speech in German dialects.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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EXMARaLDA Demo Corpus 1.0

Size: 2 hours
Annotation: suprasegmental information, accentuation/stress marking
Licence: HZSK-PUB (public, non-commercial only)

German, English, French, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Vietnamese, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Russian, Afrikaans, Portuguese

This corpus is a demo of the EXMARaLDA system.

The corpus is available for download from a CLARIN-D repository.

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Corpus Verbmobil II

Size: 65.8 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonetic, phonemic, prosodic
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German, English, Japanese

Verbmobil 2 contains the speech of 401 speakers participating in 810 recordings. The emotionally tagged recordings are not part of this edition but are collected in the corpus 'BAS VMEmo'. The total VM2 corpus amounts to 17.6GB of data containing 58961 conversational turns distributed on 39 CD-R. VM2 contains dialogues in German, English, Japanese and mixed language pairs (partly with an interpreter). The domain is appointment scheduling, travel planning, and leisure time planning. Starting from version 3, the corpus is also available in emuR-compatible emuDB format (see annotation files ending in *_annot.json).

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Corpus Verbmobil I

Size: 77 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonetic, phonemic, prosodic
Licence: CLARIN ACA

German, English, Japanese

The Verbmobil (VM) dialogue database is a collection of German, American and Japanese dialogue recordings in the appointment scheduling task. The data were collected during the first phase (1993 - 1996) of the German VM project funded by the German Ministry of Science and Technology (BMBF). Starting with version 3, the corpus is also provided as an emuR-compatible database.

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Gesprochene Wissenschaftssprache Kontrastiv

Size: 760,000 words, 92 hours
Annotation: literal and PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed, annotation of discourse phenomena and language mixing
Licence: CLARIN RES

German, English, Polish, Bulgarian

This corpus contains academic interaction.

The corpus is available for download and online browsing via the Database of Spoken German (AGD @ IDS Mannheim).

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Hamburg Adult Bilingual LAnguage (HABLA)

Size: 79 hours
Licence: HZSK-RES (restricted, non-commercial only)

German, French, Italian

This corpus contains interviews.

For the relevant publication, see Kupisch et al. (2012)

 

Hungarian Speecon Database

Licence: ELRA

Hungarian

This corpus contains speech tasks involving adults and children.

The corpus is available for download from the ELRA catalogue.

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Budapest Sociolinguistic Interview - version 2

Size: 270,000 words
Annotation: MSD-tagged, spoken language phenomena (hesitation, consonant drops)
Licence: CLARIN RES

Hungarian

This corpus contains sociolinguistic interviews conducted with 50 individuals.

The corpus is available for download and through a dedicated concordancer.

For the relevant publication, see Kontra and V√°radi (1997)

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The Icelandic Spoken Language Corpus

Size: 536,000 tokens
Annotation: tokenised, PoS-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CC-BY 4.0

Icelandic

This corpus contains four different subcorpora: (1) Spontaneous conversations, from the project √ćSTAL (An Icelandic Spoken Language Bank), (2) Group conversations, from the project MIN (Modern loanwords in the Nordic languages), (3) Parliamentary debates, (4) Conversations of teenagers with other teenagers and adults

The corpus is available for download from CLARIN-IS (as a part of the Icelandic Gigaword Corpus) and for search through the concordancer Korp.

For the relevant publication, see Steingrímsson et al. (2018)

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Kennslurómur

Size: 51 hours
Annotation: sentence-segmented orthographic transcriptions
Licence: CC BY 4.0

Icelandic

This corpus contains recordings of lectures at Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland. The lectures were donated by the lecturers (172 lectures by 14 lecturers), transcribed with an Icelandic speech recognizer and then manually corrected by human transcribers and finally verified by a proofreader.

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Samrómur

Size: 145 hours, 100,000 utterances
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CC BY 4.0

Icelandic

This corpus contains validated speech recordings and is a result of a crowd-sourcing effort run by the Language and Voice Lab at Reykjavik University in cooperation with Almannarómur, Center for Language Technology.

The corpus contains recordings by 8,392 different speakers, with the average recording length being 5.2 seconds. Transcriptions of the read texts are also available.

The corpus is available for download from the CLARIN.IS repository.

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Spjallromur - Icelandic Conversational Speech

Size: 21 hours
Licence: CC BY 4.0

Icelandic

This corpus contains recordings of 54 conversations by 102 speakers, recorded between September 2020 and September 2021.

The corpus is available for download from the CLARIN.IS repository.

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Talrómur 2

Size: 56,225 utterances
Licence: CC BY 4.0

Icelandic

This corpus consists of recordings of forty different speakers reading short sentences and is intended for modelling prosody.

The corpus is available for download from the CLARIN.IS repository.

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LMU AsiCa

Size: 47 hours
Annotation: phonetic transcription
Licence: CLARIN RES

Italian

This corpus is a documentation of the South Italian dialect 'Calabrese'. The main objects when building this corpus were the analysis of syntactical structures and their geolinguistic mapping in the form of interactive, web-based cartography. The corpus consists of several audio files containing recordings of some sixty speakers of Calabrese one half of which having migration experience in Germany the other half almost always having stayed in Calabria. Furthermore, the informants were selected equally balanced regarding gender, age and geographical origin. Of most of the informants there exist at least one recording with spontaneous speech and one recording based on stimuli each.

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Corpus CLIPS_MT_MANUAL

Size: 3 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, phonemic, phonetic
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Italian

This is a sub-corpus of the original Italian CLIPS corpus (Corpora e Lessici dell'Italiano Parlato e Scritto) that is manually annotated and covers only 15 map task dialogues recorded in 15 locations by local speaker pairs. this corpus contains 3228 inspected and partially repaired WAV signal files, each containing one dialogue turn (*.wav), 3228 corrected original CLIPS annotation files (*.acs, *.phn, *.std, *.wrd), 3228 BAS Partitur files containing the annotation tiers ORT, KAN and SAP (*.par), 3228 EMU database annotation files (*.vot, *.hlb) covering 30 map task dialogues performed by 30 speakers (each speaker pair performing two different map tasks) recorded in 15 different locations in Italy in 2000-2004.

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CLIPS : corpora e lessici di italiano parlato e scritto

Size: 100 hours

Italian

This corpus contains speech from 15 different cities in Italy.

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Mbochi speech corpus

Size: 5000 sentences, 4.5 hours
Licence: ELRA

Mbochi, French

This corpus is available for download from the ELRA catalogue.

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Nepali Spoken Corpus

Size: 31 hours 26 minutes
Annotation: phonetically transcribed
Licence: ELRA

Nepali

This corpus is available for download from the ELRA catalogue.

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Nganasan Spoken Language Corpus (NSLC)

Size: 32 hours
Annotation: alignment of transcriptions and audio recordings
Licence: HZSK-RES (restricted, non-commercial only)

Nganasan, Russian

This second version 0.2 of the corpus is a subcorpus that comprises 177 communications, 136 of which contain an aligned audio recording, with glossed (Toolbox/FLEx) and annotated (EXMARaLDA) transcripts from 57 speakers. All texts have been translated into Russian and English, some also into German. The corpus also contains rich metadata on the communications and speakers.

 

The BigBrother Corpus

Size: 440,300 tokens
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, msd-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Norwegian

This corpus contains recordings and transcripts from the Norwegian Big Brother in 2001.

The corpus is available through a Tekstlab concordancer.

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TAUS

Size: 270 000 tokens
Annotation: MSD-tagged, lemmatised, orthographically and partially phonetically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Norwegian

This corpus contains informal interviews in Oslo sociolects.

The corpus is available through a Tekstlab concordancer (account needed).

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NoTa-Oslo

Size: 1 million tokens
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Norwegian

This corpus contains interviews and conversations in Oslo sociolects.

The corpus is available through a Tekstlab concordancer (account needed).

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LIA

Size: 1.5 million tokens
Annotation: orthographically and phonetically transcribed, MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Norwegian

This corpus contains interviews and conversations in Norwegian dialects.

The corpus is available through a Tekstlab concordancer (account needed).

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Corpus of American Nordic Speech (CANS)

Size: 251,000 tokens
Annotation: orthographically and phonetically transcribed, MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Norwegian, Swedish

This corpus contains interviews and conversations. Norwegian and Swedish dialects in America.

The corpus is available through a Tekstlab concordancer.

For the relevant publication, see Johannessen (2015)

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Nordic Dialect Corpus v. 4.0

Size: 2,754,289 tokens
Annotation: MSD-tagged, phonetically transcribed, orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, √Ėvdalian

This corpus consists of spontaneous speech data from dialects of the North Germanic languages across all of the Nordic countries. The linguistic data in the corpus comes from a variety of sources, (see homepage - Data Collection), recorded in 1998 - 2015. The corpus transcribed and linked to audio and video has a map function and can be searched in a large variety of ways.

The corpus can be accessed online via a concordancer provided by the TekstLab (a CLARINO node).

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Hamburg Corpus of Polish in Germany (HamCoPoliG)

Size: 38 hours
Licence: HZSK-RES (restricted, non-commercial only)

Polish

This corpus contains spontaneous speech and reading tasks.

For the relevant publication, see Czachór (2012)

 

Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting (CoSi)

Size: 6 hours
Licence: HZSK-RES (restricted, non-commercial only)

Portuguese, English

This corpus contains lectures in Portuguese with simultaneous interpretation in English.

 

Skolt Saami Documentation Corpus (2016)

Size: 19 hours
Annotation: MSD-tagged
Licence: CLARIN RES

Skolt Saami

This corpus contains interviews.

This corpus is available for online querying through the LAT platform.

LAT platform

ASR database ARTUR 1.0

Size: 1,067 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Slovenian

This is a speech database designed for the need of developing automatic speech recognition for the Slovenian language. The complete database includes 1,067 hours of speech, of which 884 hours are transcribed, while the remaining 183 hours are recordings only.

The transcriptions are available in the original TRS format of the Transcriber 1.5.1 tool which was used for making the transcriptions. All transcriptions were made manually or manually corrected.

The transcriptions and audio files can be separately downloaded from the CLARIN.SI repository.

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Hamburg Corpus of Argentinean Spanish (HaCASpa)

Size: 19 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: HZSK-RES (restricted, non-commercial only)

Spanish (Argentinian)

This corpus contains spontaneous speech and reading tasks.

For the relevant publication, see Gabriel et al. (2010)

 

Catalan in a bilingual context (PhonCAT)

Size: 144 hours
Annotation: orthographically and phonetically transcribed
Licence: HZSK-RES (restricted, non-commercial only)

Spanish (Catalan)

This corpus contains read, elicited and spontaneous speech.

For the relevant publication, see Benet et al. (2012)

 

Schweizer Jugendsprache

Size: 92 hours
Annotation: orthographically transcribed
Licence: CLARIN RES

Swiss German

This corpus contains recordings of adolescent pupils in Switzerland.

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Corpora with Transcriptions Only

Corpus Language Description Availability

ORAL2008: Balanced corpus of informal spoken Czech

Size: 1 million tokens
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Czech

This corpus contains informal conversations.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT and through the concordancer KonText.

For the relevant publication, see BeneŇ°ov√° et al. (2015)

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ORTOFON v1: balanced corpus of informal spoken Czech with multi-tier transcription (transcriptions)

Size: 1 million tokens
Annotation: orthographically and phonetically transcribed, MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Czech

This corpus contains informal conversations.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT and through the concordancer KonText.

For the relevant publication, see Komrskov√° et al. (2018)

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Prague Dependency Treebank of Spoken Language (PDTSL) 0.5

Size: 120,000 words
Annotation: syntactic dependencies
Licence: ACADEMIC (PDTSL)

Czech

This corpus is available for download from LINDAT.

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ParCorFull: A Parallel Corpus Annotated with Full Coreference

Size: 160,000 tokens
Annotation: coreference (nominal and clausal)
Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

English, German

This corpus contains planned speech and newswire.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT.

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The Spoken Wikipedia Corpora

Size: 1005 hours
Annotation: text segmentation, normalization, time-alignment
Licence: CC-BY SA 4.0

English, German, Dutch

This corpus contains transcripts of read Wikipedia articles

The corpus is available for download from a CLARIN-D repository.

For the relevant publication, see Köhn et al. (2016)

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Corpus of Spoken Estonian

Size: 1 million words
Annotation: unspecified tagging

Estonian

This corpus contains transcripts of recordings from various domains.

 

ALCEBLA

Size: 72 hours
Annotation: orthographic and phonetic transcription
Licence: HZSK-RES (restricted, non-commercial only)

German, Spanish

This corpus contains Speech tasks performed by bilingual children.

For the relevant publication, see Ulloa Saceda et al. (2012)

 

Corpus of Doctor-Patient Conversations from Ahus

Size: 958,830 tokens
Annotation: orthographically transcribed, MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CLARIN ACA

Norwegian

This corpus contains doctor-patient conversations.

The corpus is available through a Tekstlab concordancer (account needed).

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Spoken corpus Gos 2.0

Size: 1534 texts; 127,604 utterances; 2,462,368 words
Annotation: phonetic and orthographic transcription, PoS tagging, lemmatisation
Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Slovenian

This corpus contains transcripts from radio and TV shows, school lessons, private conversations, and business meetings. It is composed of three different sources: Spoken corpus Gos 1.1 (112 hours, 1 million words), Spoken corpus Gos VideoLectures 4.2 (22 hours, 179,000 words), a selection from the ASR database ARTUR 1.0 (185 hours, 1.2 million words).

The corpus is available for download from CLARIN.SI as well as through a dedicated web concordancer.

For the relevant publication, see Verdonik and Zwitter-Vitez (2011)

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Spoken corpus Gos VideoLectures 3.0 (transcription)

Size: 126,000 words
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, orthographically and phonetically transcribed
Licence: CC BY 4.0

Slovenian

This corpus contains public academic speech.

The corpus is available for download from CLARIN.SI and through the concordancer KonText.

For the version with audio recordings, click here.

For the relevant publication, see Verdonik (2018)

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Gothenburg Dialogue Corpus

Size: 1,470,000 tokens
Annotation: MSD-tagged, lemmatised
Licence: CC-BY

Swedish

This corpus is available through the concordancer Korp (account needed).

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Other Spoken Corpora

Corpus Language Description Availability

Griffith Corpus of Spoken Australian English

Size: 32,134 words

English

This corpus is available for download and through the concordancer of the Australian National Corpus.

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Spoken BNC2014

Size: 10 million words

English

This corpus contains face-to-face conversations between people who speak British English as their first language.

The corpus is available through the CQP concordancer.

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The Aston Corpus of West Midlands English (ACWME)

Annotation: orthographically transcribed

English

This corpus contains recordings of performances - comedy, drama, poetry, song and story-telling - and related interviews with performers, members of the audience and local and national celebrities.

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English

 

English

This corpus contains naturally occurring, non-scripted face-to-face interactions in English as a lingua franca (ELF).

The corpus is available through a dedicated concordancer.

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AN.ANA.S._MT

 

English, Italian, Spanish

This corpus contains TV broadcasts and elicited dialogues.

 

Babel - A Multi Language Database

Annotation: orthographically transcribed

Hungarian

This corpus contains various elicited speech tasks.

 

BEA (Hungarian Spontaneous Speech Database)

Size: 465 recordings
Annotation: partial transcription
Licence: restricted

Hungarian

This corpus contains spontaneous speech.

 

Hungarian Broadcast News Database

Size: 25,000 words, 3.5 hours
Annotation: audio-level annotations
Licence: META_SHARE NC-NoReD

Hungarian

This corpus is available for download (upon request) from META-SHARE.

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Hungarian Gigaword Corpus / "spoken language" subcorpus

Size: 76 million words
Annotation: PoS-tagged, MSD-tagged

Hungarian

This corpus contains radio broadcasts (reading aloud and spontaneous conversation)

The corpus is available through the Hungarian Gigaword Corpus concordancer.

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Hungarian Kindergarten Language Corpus

Size: 192,000 words
Annotation: PoS-tagged, MSD-tagged
Licence: restricted

Hungarian

This corpus contains elicited speech tasks (picture descriptions) and guided conversations with children.

The corpus is available for download through META-SHARE.

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Hungarian Reference Speech Database

Size: 6 hours
Annotation: partial phonemic-level annotation
Licence: META-SHARE No-Redistribution Commercial FF

Hungarian

This corpus contains reading tasks.

The corpus is available for download (upon request) from META-SHARE.

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Medical Speech Database

Annotation: phonetic transcription
Licence: META-SHARE C-NoReD-FF

Hungarian

This corpus is available for download (upon request) from META-SHARE.

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Corpus LIP

Size: 490,000 words

Italian

This corpus is available through a dedicated concordancer.

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Corpus AVIP-API

Annotation: orthographically transcribed

Italian

This corpus contains quasi-spontaneous dialogues (a map task).

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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Corpus Lips

Size: 700,000 words, 100 hours
Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised

Italian

This is an L2-learner corpus.

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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Selezione dal "Corpus di parlato telegiornalistico. Anni Sessanta vs. 2005

Annotation: orthographically transcribed

Italian

This corpus contains news broadcasts.

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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SpIt-MDb (Spoken Italian - Multilevel Database)

Annotation: orthographically transcribed

Italian

This corpus contains spontaneous speech.

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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ESLORA 2.0

Size: 83 documents, 768,005 words, 898,914 tokens
Annotation: manual alignment, orthographic transcription, PoS-tagging, lemmatisation
Licence: academic, non-commercial

Spanish

This corpus consists of spontaneous conversations and semi-structured interviews recorded in Galicia between 2007 and 2015, which were orthographically transcribed and manually aligned to the audio files. The transcripts have been morphologically tagged and lemmatized with the statistical PoS-tagger XIADA.

The corpus can be browsed via a dedicated search engine. The multiple functions of the search engine are fully described in the User Guide.

For the relevant publication, see Barcala et al. (2018)#SEPV√°zquez Rozas and Barcala (2020)

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Uralic Languages under the Influence (UraLUID) database

Size: 108,000 tokens, 4 hours
Annotation: MSD-tagged, time-alignment, phonetic and orthographic transcription

Udmurt, Tundra Nenets, Synya Khanty, Surgut Khanty

This corpus contains narratives (e.g., folk storites).

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated website.

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Publications on Spoken Corpora

 

[Altrov and Pajupuu 2012] Rene Altrov, Hille Pajupuu. 2012. Estonian Emotional Speech Corpus: theoretical base and implementation.

[Barcala et al. 2018] Mario Barcala, Eva Dom√≠nguez, Alba Fern√°ndez, Raquel Rivas, Maria Paula Santalla, Victoria V√°zquez, Rebeca Villapol. 2018. El corpus ESLORA de espa√Īol oral: dise√Īo, desarrollo y explotaci√≥n. CHIMERA: Romance Corpora and Linguistic Studies 5 (2): 217‚Ā†‚Äď237.

[BeneŇ°ov√° et al. 2015] Lucie BeneŇ°ov√°, Michal KŇôen, Martina Waclawińćov√°. 2015. Korpus spont√°nn√≠ mluven√© ńćeŇ°tiny ORAL2013.

[Benet et al. 2012] Ariadna Benet, Susana Cort√©s, Conxita Lle√≥. 2012. Phonoprosodic Corpus of Spoken Catalan (PhonCAT).

[Czach√≥r 2012] Agnieszka Czach√≥r. 2012. Corpus of Polish Spoken in Germany. Collecting and Analyzing Written & Spoken Data for Investigating Contact-Induced Change.

[Gabriel et al. 2010] Christoph Gabriel, Ingo  Feldhausen, Andrea PeŇ°kov√°, Laura Colantoni, Su-Ar Lee, Valeria Arana, Leopoldo Labast√≠a. 2010. Argentinian Spanish Intonation. 

[Hajińć et al. 2008]  Jan Hajińć, Silvie Cinkov√°, Marie Mikulov√°, Petr Pajas, Jan Pt√°ńćek, Josef Toman, ZdeŇąka UreŇ°ov√°. 2008. PDTSL: An Annotated Resource For Speech Reconstruction.

[Halabi 2016]  Nawar Halabi. 2016.  Modern Standard Arabic Phonetics for Speech Synthesis. 

[Johannessen 2015] Janne Bondi Johannessen. 2015. The Corpus of American Norwegian Speech (CANS). 

[Komrskov√° et al. 2018] Zuzana Komrskov√°, Marie KopŇôivov√°, David LukeŇ°, Petra Poukarov√°, Hana Gol√°Ňąov√°. 2018. New Spoken Corpora of Czech: ORTOFON and DIALEKT.

[Kontra and V√°radi 1997] Mikl√≥s Kontra and Tam√°s V√°radi. 1997. The Budapest Sociolinguistic Interview.

[K√∂hn et al. 2016]  Arne K√∂hn, Florian Stegen, Timo Baumann. 2016. Mining the Spoken Wikipedia for Speech Data and Beyond.

[Kupisch et al. 2012]  Tanja Kupisch, Dagmar Barton, Giulia Bianchi, Ilse Stangen. 2012. ‚Äúhe HABLA-Corpus (German-French and German-Italian). 

[Pitt et al. 2005] Mark Pitt, Keith Johnson, Elizabeth Hume; Scott Kiesling, William Raymond.2005. The Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech: Labeling Conventions and a Test of Transcriber Reliability.

[Steingr√≠msson et al. 2018] Steingr√≠msson, Stein√ĺ√≥r, Sigr√ļn Helgad√≥ttir, Eir√≠kur R√∂gnvaldsson, Starka√įur Barkarson and J√≥n Gu√įnason. 2018. Risam√°lheild: A Very Large Icelandic Text Corpus.

[Ulloa Saceda et al. 2012]  Marta Ulloa Saceda; Lle√≥, Conxita & Garc√≠a S√°nchez, Izarbe (2012): Corpora of spoken Spanish by simultaneous and successive German-Spanish bilingual and Spanish monolingual children.

[V√°zquez Rozas and Barcala 2020] Victoria V√°zquez Rozas and Mario Barcala. 2020. Computational tools and spoken corpus design: An ongoing dialogue. Caplletra 69 (2): 221‚Äď240. 

[Verdonik 2018] Darinka Verdonik. Corpus and database GOS Videolectures.

[Verdonik and Zwitter-Vitez. 2012] Darinka Verdonik and Ana Zwitter-Vitez. 2012. Slovenski govorni korpus Gos.