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AusKidTalk: An Auditory-Visual Corpus of 3- to 12-Year-Old Australian Children's Speech

Beena Ahmed, Kirrie J Ballard, Denis Burnham, Tharmakulasingam Sirojan, Hadi Mehmood, Dominique Estival, Elise Baker, Felicity Cox, Joanne Arciuli, Titia Benders, Katherine Demuth, Barbara Kelly, Chloé Diskin-Holdaway, Mostafa Shahin, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Julien Epps, Chwee Beng Lee, Eliathamby Ambikairajah

Proceedings Interspeech 2021 | ISCA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Here we present AusKidTalk [1], an audio-visual (AV) corpus of Australian children’s speech collected to facilitate the development of speech based technological solutions for children. It builds upon the technology and expertise developed through the collection of an earlier corpus of Australian adult speech, AusTalk [2,3]. This multi-site initiative was established to remedy the dire shortage of children’s speech corpora in Australia and around the world that are sufficiently sized to train accurate automated speech processing tools for children. We are collecting ~600 hours of speech from children aged 3–12 years that includes single word and sentence productions as well as narrative and ..

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