Spontaneous Speech Corpus of Japanese

Design issues of a spontaneous speech corpus is described. The corpus under compilation will contain 800-1000 hour spontaneously uttered Common Japanese speech and the morphologically annotated transcriptions. Also, segmental and intonation labeling will be provided for a subset of the corpus. The primary application domain of the corpus is speech recognition of spontaneous speech, but we plan to make it useful for natural language processing and phonetic/linguistic studies also
Published in 2000