The Edinburgh Speech Production Facility DoubleTalk Corpus

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Scobbie, James ; Turk, Alice ; Geng, Christian ; King, Simon ; Lickley, Robin ; Richmond, Korin (2013)
  • Subject: discourse, EMA, spontaneous speech

The DoubleTalk articulatory corpus was collected at the Edinburgh Speech Production Facility (ESPF) using two synchronized Carstens AG500 electromagnetic articulometers. The first release of the corpus comprises orthographic transcriptions aligned at phrasal level to EMA and audio data for each of 6 mixed-dialect speaker pairs. It is available from the ESPF online archive. A variety of tasks were used to elicit a wide range of speech styles, including monologue (a modified Comma Gets a Cure and spontaneous story-telling), structured spontaneous dialogue (Map Task and Diapix), a wordlist task, a memory-recall task, and a shadowing task. In this session we will demo the corpus with various examples.
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