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MSU Switchboard transcipts

Identifier: SLR5

Summary: A mirror of the Mississippi State transcripts and lexicon for Switchboard.

Category: Text

License: Unrestricted

switchboard_word_alignments.tar.gz [49M]   (The transcripts )
sw-ms98-dict.text [902K]   (The lexicon )

About this resource:

This resource mirrors the transcriptions of Switchboard data that were generated at Mississippi State, and the associated lexicon. These were released without any license restrictions.

The Switchboard (SWB) corpus is one of the most important historical benchmarks for recognition tasks involving large vocabulary conversational speech (LVCSR). It contains 2430 conversations averaging 6 minutes in length; in other words, over 240 hours of recorded speech, and about 3 million words of text, spoken by over 500 speakers of both sexes from every major dialect of American English.

The initial transcriptions for SWB have error rates above 10%, resulting in poor recognition performance, paticularly on hard to recognize words such as monosyllabic words. This release of the SWB transcriptions, which was developed by the Institute for Signal and Information Processing at Mississippi State University in the late 1990's, includes transcriptions that were manually corrected to have error rates below 1%. The release also includes manually-adjusted segmentations and word alignments.

External URLs:   (The transcripts in their original location )   (The lexicon in its original location )