Creation of two children's speech databases

James D. Miller, Sungbok Lee, Rosalie M. Uchanski, Arnold F. Heidbreder, Barbara B. Richman, John Tadlock

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Two sets of speech recordings were made from children talkers ranging in age from 5 to 18 years. One set was recorded via telephone channels (TEL) and the other using high-fidelity recording equipment (MIC). Special considerations and techniques required for the recording of speech from children are discussed. Also presented in this paper are 1) a description of the recording environment including ambient noise levels, 2) the vocabularies used for both sets of recordings, and 3) the distribution of talkers by age and sex. A total of 478 and 436 young talkers (age 5-18 years inclusive) were employed for the TEL and MIC recordings, respectively. Finally, speech was also recorded from 59 deaf talkers (age 6-14 years inclusive).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-852
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Part 1 (of 6) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: May 7 1996May 10 1996


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