Open Speech and Language Resources

Samrómur Mimic 22.09

Identifier: SLR131

Summary: Samrómur Icelandic Speech, 66.7 hours of speech where users mimic utterances. Approved in September 2022

Category: Speech

License: CC by 4.0

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About this resource:

This release of data from the Samrómur collection contains utterances where the users must first listen to the a TTS version of the audio before recording the utterance. The data is UNVERIFIED. It contains 91,408 (66.7 hours) speech-recordings in Icelandic.

The corpus is a result of the crowd-sourcing effort run by the Language and Voice Lab (LVL) at Reykjavik University, in cooperation with Almannarómur, the Icelandic Center for Language Technology. The recording process has started in October 2019 and ended September 2022. The present edition of the corpus has been authorized for release in September 2022. The aim is to create an open-source speech corpus to enable research and development for Icelandic Language Technology. The corpus consists of audio recordings and a metadata file containing the prompts read by the participants.

Participants are from 6 and up to 80+ years. The distributed audio files are encoded at 16 kHz sampling rate, 16 bit linear PCM, 1 channel, *.flac format. The corpus is NOT split into train, dev, and test subsets. If such subsets are wished for, please see the other Samrómur releases. All demographics are self reported. The dataset contains folders that correspond to speaker IDs, and the audio files inside use the following naming convention: {speaker_ID}-{utterance_ID}.flac.

You can cite the data using the following BibTeX entry:
        title={{Samr{\'o}mur Mimic 22.09}},
        author={Staffan Hedstr{\"o}m, Ragnhei{\dh}ur {\TH}{\'o}rhallsd{\'o}ttir,
            David Erik Mollberg, Sm{\'a}ri Freyr Gu{\dh}mundsson, {\'O}lafur Helgi
            J{\'o}nsson, Sunneva {\TH}orsteinsd{\'o}ttir, Judy Y. Fong,
            Eyd{\'\i}s Huld Magn{\'u}sd{\'o}ttir, Jon Gudnason},
        publisher={Reykjavik University: Language and Voice Lab},