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 90 spoken corpora in the CLARIN infrastructure, 79 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, Skoti 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 mark-up specific to speech corpora, such as phonemic and prosodic annotation.

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 of the existing content or inclusion of new corpora, send us an email.

This website was last updated on 9 July 2020.

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

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

For a relevant publication, see Halabi (2016).

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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 download (upon request) and through the concordancer KonText.

For a related publication, see Komrsková et al. (2018).

Concordancer

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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 a related publication, see Benešová et al. (2015).

Concordancer

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ORTOFON v1: 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 a related publication, see Komrsková et al. (2018).

Concordancer

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OVM – Otázky Václava 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.

Concordancer

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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 a related publication, see Hajič et al. (2008).

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Spoken corpus of Karel Makoň

Size: 1000 hours

Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0

Czech

The corpus contains talks on Christian mysticism given by Karel Makoň.

The corpus is available for download from LINDAT.

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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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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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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 read speech performed by children, non-native speakers and senior people.

The corpus is available download from the Dutch Language Institute.

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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.

Concordancer

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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.

The corpus is available for download from the UPenn repository.

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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 a related publication, see Pitt et al. (2005).

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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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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 (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 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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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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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 a related publication, see Altrov and Pajupuu (2012).

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Estonian North Wind and the Sun Corpus v.1.0.3

Annotation: words in standard orthography and phonemes in SAMPA

Estonian

This corpus contains recordings of the tale “Põhjatuul ja päike” (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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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 META-SHARE (CELR distribution).

 

 

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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 involving 82 speakers (27 female, 33 male).

 

 

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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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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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

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.

Concordancer

Samples of Spoken Finnish

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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The Finnish Dialect Syntax Archive

Size: 1.2 million words

Annotation: MSD-tagged

Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND

Finnish

The corpus contains interviews.

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

Concordancer

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

Size: 210 hours

Licence: restricted

Finnish

This corpus contains spontaneous speech and interviews.

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

LAT platform

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.

Concordancer

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CLAPI

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 queried 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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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 for through a dedicated concordancer.
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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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Phonologie du Français Contemporain

 

French

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

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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 communcation (e.g., a film retelling) in the context of studying adult L2 acquisition.

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Corpora of the Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals

Size: 47 corpora

Annotation: various

Licence: CLARIN PUB/ACA/RES

German, English

This corpus collections contains a wide variety of spoken discourse, such as elicited speech tasks, spontaneous conversations in different settings (e.g., in a taxi, over the telephone), involving a variety of different speakers (e.g., from adolescents to adults, as well as speakers that are hard of hearing).

The corpora are available for download from the BAS CLARIN B Centre. 

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GeWiss

Size: 1.4 million tokens

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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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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Belgische TV-Debatten

Size: 10 hours

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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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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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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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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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 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).

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

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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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Dialogstrukturen

Size: 140,000 words, 15 hours

Annotation: orthographically transcribed, intonation, lemmatised, PoS-tagged, time alignment

Licence: CLARIN RES

German

This corpus contains authentic interaction 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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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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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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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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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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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 interaction 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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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 pre-school children.

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

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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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Zweite Generation deutschsprachiger Migranten in Israel

Size: 125 hours

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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Deutsche Mundarten: Zwirner-Korpus

Size: 4 million words; 1076 hours

Licence: CLARIN RES

Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised, time-aligned, orthographically transcribed

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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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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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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Hamburg Adult Bilingual LAnguage (HABLA)

Size: 79 hours

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

German, French, Italian

This corpus contains interviews.

For a related publication, see Kupisch et al. (2012).

 

 

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 a related publication, see Kontra and Váradi (1997).

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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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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 ÍSTAL (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 relevant publication, see Steingrímsson et al. (2018)

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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

The 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

The 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.

 

LIA

Size: 1.5 million tokens

Annotation: orthographically and phonetically transcribed, MSD-tagged, lemmatised

Licence: CLARIN ACA

 

Norwegian

This corpus contains interviews and conversation in Norwegian dialects.

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

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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 the Tekstlab concordancer  Glossa(account needed).

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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 the Tekstlab concordancer Glossa.

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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, conversations. Norwegian and Swedish dialects in America.

The corpus is available through the Tekstlab concordancer Glossa.

For a related 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, Övdalian

This corpus consists of pontaneous 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 a related 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

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 a related 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 a related publication, see Benet et al. (2012).

 

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 a related publication, see Benešová 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 a related publication, see Komrsková 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

The 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

Annotation: text segmentation, normalization, time-alignment

Licence: CC-BY SA 4.0

 

 

English, German, Dutch

The corpus contains transcripts of read Wikipedia articles

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

For a related publication, see Köhn et al. (2016).

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Corpus of Spoken Estonian

Size: 1 million words

Annotation: unspecified tagging

Estonian

The 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 a related 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 1.0

Size: 1 million words, 120 hours

Annotation: phonetic and orthographic transcription

Licence: CC-BY 4.0

Slovenian

This corpus contains transcripts from radio and TV shows, school lessons, private conversations, business meetings

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

For a related publication, see Verdonik and Zwitter-Vitez (2011).

Concordancer

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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 a related publication, see Verdonik (2018).

Concordancer

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Gothenburg Dialogue Corpus

Size: 1,470,000 tokens

Annotation: MSD-tagged, lemmatised

Licence: CC-BY

Swedish

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

Concordancer

Other spoken corpora

Corpus Language Description Availability

Griffith Corpus of Spoken Australian English

Size: 32,134 words

English

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

Concordancer

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Spoken BNC2014

Size: 10 million words

English

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

The corpus is available through the CQP concordancer.

Concordancer

The Aston Corpus of West Midlands English (ACWME)

Annotation: orthographically transcribed

English

The 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.

Download

Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English

English

The 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.

Concordancer

AN.ANA.S._MT

English, Italian, Spanish

The 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

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

Download

Hungarian Gigaword Corpus / "spoken language" subcorpus

Size: 76 million words

Annotation: PoS-tagged, MSD-tagged

Hungarian

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

The corpus is available through the Hungarian Gigaword Corpus concordancer.

Concordancer

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 conversation with children.

The corpus is available for download through META-SHARE.

Download

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.

Download

Medical Speech Database

Annotation: phonetic transcription

Licence: META-SHARE C-NoReD-FF

Hungarian

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

Download

Corpus LIP

Size: 490,000 words

Italian

The corpus is available through a dedicated concordancer.

Concordancer

Corpus AVIP-API

Annotation: orthographically transcribed

Italian

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

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

Download

Corpus Lips

Size: 700,000 words, 100 hours

Annotation: PoS-tagged, lemmatised

Italian

This is a L2-learner corpus.

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

Download

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

Annotation: orthographically transcribed

Italian

This corpus contains news broadcast.

The corpus is available for download from a dedicated webpage.

Download

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.

Download

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 the spoken corpora

 

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

[Benešová et al. 2015] Lucie Benešová, Michal Křen, Martina Waclawičová. 2015. Korpus spontánní mluvené češtiny ORAL2013.

[Benet et al. 2012] Ariadna Benet, Susana Cortés, Conxita Lleó. 2012. Phonoprosodic Corpus of Spoken Catalan (PhonCAT).

[Czachór 2012] Agnieszka Czachór. 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 Pešková, Laura Colantoni, Su-Ar Lee, Valeria Arana, Leopoldo Labastía. 2010. Argentinian Spanish Intonation. 

[Hajič et al. 2008]  Jan Hajič, Silvie Cinková, Marie Mikulová, Petr Pajas, Jan Ptáček, Josef Toman, Zdeňka Urešová. 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). 

[Komrsková et al. 2018] Zuzana Komrsková, Marie Kopřivová, David Lukeš, Petra Poukarová, Hana Goláňová. 2018. New Spoken Corpora of Czech: ORTOFON and DIALEKT.

[Kontra and Váradi 1997] Miklós Kontra and Tamás Váradi. 1997. The Budapest Sociolinguistic Interview.

[Köhn et al. 2016]  Arne Köhn, 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. “he 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.

[Steingrímsson et al. 2018] Steingrímsson, Steinþór, Sigrún Helgadóttir, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Starkaður Barkarson and Jón Guðnason. 2018. Risamálheild: A Very Large Icelandic Text Corpus.

[Ulloa Saceda et al. 2012]  Marta Ulloa Saceda; Lleó, Conxita & García Sánchez, Izarbe (2012): Corpora of spoken Spanish by simultaneous and successive German-Spanish bilingual and Spanish monolingual children.

[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.