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Title Design and Development of Speech Corpora for Air Traffic Control Training
Authors Luboš Šmídl, Jan Švec, Daniel Tihelka, Jindrich Matousek, Jan Romportl and Pavel Ircing
Abstract The paper describes the process of creation of domain-specific speech corpora containing air traffic control (ATC) communication prompts. Since the ATC domain is highly specific both from the acoustic point-of-view (significant level of noise in the signal, non-native English accents of the speakers, non-standard pronunciation of some frequent words) and the lexical and syntactic perspective (prescribed structure of utterances, rather limited vocabulary), it is useful to collect and annotate data from this specific domain. Actually, the ultimate goal of the research effort of our team was to develop a voice dialogue system simulating the responses of the pilot that could be used for training aspiring air traffic controllers. In order to do so, we needed - among other modules - a domain-specific automatic speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) engines. This paper concentrates on the details of the ASR and TTS corpora creation process but also overviews their usage in preparing practical applications and provides links to the distribution channel of the data.
Topics Speech Synthesis, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Speech Recognition/Understanding
Full paper Design and Development of Speech Corpora for Air Traffic Control Training
Bibtex @InProceedings{ŠMÍDL18.41,
  author = {Luboš Šmídl and Jan Švec and Daniel Tihelka and Jindrich Matousek and Jan Romportl and Pavel Ircing},
  title = "{Design and Development of Speech Corpora for Air Traffic Control Training}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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