16. X-ray Film database for speech research (X-Ray)
Prof. Kevin G. Munhall (Queen's University)
Dr. Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson and Dr. Yoh'ichi Tohkura (then of ATR)
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.
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)
For research purpose only