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A blueprint for a comprehensive Australian English auditory-visual speech corpus


Butcher, AR and Cassidy, S and Chetty, G and Cox, FM and Cutler, A and Dale, R and Epps, JR and Fletcher, JM and Goecke, R and Grayden, DB and Hajek, JT and Ingram, JC and Ishihara, S and Kemp, N and Kinoshita, TK and Lewis, TW and Loakes, DE and Onslow, M and Powers, DM and Rose, P and Togneri, R and Tran, D and Wagner, M and Burnham, D and Ambikairajah, E and Arcuili, J and Bennamoun, M and Best, CT and Bird, S, A blueprint for a comprehensive Australian English auditory-visual speech corpus, Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages, pp. 1-8. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Large auditory-visual speech corpora are the grist of modern research in speech science, but no such corpus exists for Australian English. This is unfortunate, for speech science is the brains behind speech technology and applications such as Text-To-Speech (TTS) synthesis, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), speaker recognition and forensic identification, talking heads, and hearing prostheses. Advances in these research areas in Australia require a large corpus of Australian English. Here we describe a blueprint for building the Big Australian Speech Corpus (the Big ASC), a corpus of over 1,100 speakers from all over Australia, urban and rural; speakers of non-indigenous, indigenous, ethnocultural, and disordered forms of Australian English; each sampled on three occasions in a range of speech tasks designed by the researchers who would be using the corpus.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:The Big Australian Speech Corpus (Big ASC) Auditory-Visual Speech, HCSNet, Speech Corpora
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Cognitive and computational psychology
Research Field:Psycholinguistics (incl. speech production and comprehension)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Kemp, N (Associate Professor Nenagh Kemp)
ID Code:117890
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2017-06-29
Last Modified:2017-07-18

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