LMELectures: A Multimedia Corpus of Academic Spoken English

  • This paper describes the acquisition, transcription and annotation of a multi-media corpus of academic spoken English, the LMELectures. It consists of two lecture se-ries that were read in the summer term 2009 at the com-puter science department of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, covering topics in pattern analysis, machine learning and interventional medical image processing. In total, about 40 hours of high-definition audio and video of a single speaker was acquired in a constant recording en-vironment. In addition to the recordings, the presentation slides are available in machine readable (PDF) format. The manual annotations include a suggested segmenta-tion into speech turns and a complete manual transcrip-tion that was done using BLITZSCRIBE2, a new tool for the rapid transcription. For one lecture series, the lecturer assigned key words to each recordings; one recording of that series was further annotated with a list of ranked key phrases by five human annotators each. The corpus is available for non-commercial purpose upon request.

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Author:Korbinian Riedhammer, Martin Gropp, Tobias Bocklet, Florian Hönig, Elmar Nöth, Stefan Steidl
Parent Title (English):First Workshop on Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia (SLAM 2013), Marseille, France, August 2013, ISCA Archive.
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Publication Year:2013
Tag:academic spoken English; corpus description; e-learning
First Page:102
Last Page:107
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke