Open Speech and Language Resources

African Accented French

Identifier: SLR57

Summary: Recordings of African Accented French speech.

Category: Speech

License: Apache 2.0

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African Accented French Corpus

This corpus consists of approximately 22 hours of speech recordings. Transcripts are provided for all the recordings. The corpus can be divided into 3 parts:

1. Yaounde

Collected by a team from the U.S. Military Academy's Center for Technology Enhanced Language Learning (CTELL) in 2003 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It has recordings from 84 speakers, 48 male and 36 female.

2. CA16

This part was collected by a RDECOM Science Team who participated in the United Nations exercise Central Accord 16 (CA16) in Libreville, Gabon in June 2016. The Science Team included DARPA's Dr. Boyan Onyshkevich and Dr. Aaron Lawson (SRI International), as well as RDECOM scientists. It has recordings from 125 speakers from Cameroon, Chad, Congo and Gabon.

3. Niger

This part was collected from 23 speakers in Niamey, Niger, Oct. 26-30 2015. These speakers were students in a course for officers and sergeants presented by Army trainers assigned to U.S. Army Africa. The data was collected by RDECOM Science & Technology Advisors Major Eddie Strimel and Mr. Bill Bergen.

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