16. X-ray Film database for speech research (X-Ray)

Producer, Project

Prof. Kevin G. Munhall (Queen's University)

Dr. Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson and Dr. Yoh'ichi Tohkura (then of ATR)

Contents

This corpus offers the movies from high quality x-ray films compiled on CAV laserdisk.

Each speaker read phonetically contrastive sentences (about 30 sentences per speaker).

The movies yield the best dynamic view of the entire vocal tract and the complex movements of the tongue.

Speaker

Canadian English: 5 speakers (2 males and 3 females)

Canadian French: 9 speakers (5 males and 4 females)

Movie and speech file format

Movie: MPEG format and DVD-Video format

Speech: WAV format (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo)

Distribution media

2 DVDs

Licensing

For research purpose only

Price

No fee

Further information

http://psyc.queensu.ca/~munhallk/05_database.htm

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