Antonio Rincón

Also published as: Antonio Rincon


SALA II Across the Finish Line: A Large Collection of Mobile Telephone Speech Databases from North and Latin America completed
Henk van den Heuvel | Phil Hall | Harald Höge | Asunción Moreno | Antonio Rincon | Francesco Senia
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

The SALA II project comprises mobile telephone recordings according to the SpeechDat (II) paradigm for several languages in North and Latin America. Each database contains the recordings of 1000 speakers, with the exception of US Spanish (2000 speakers) and US English (4000 speakers). A quarter of the recordings of each database are made respectively in a quiet environment (home/office), in the street, in a public place, and in a moving vehicle. This paper presents an evaluation of the project. The paper details on experiences with respect to the implementation of design specifications, speaker recruitment, data recordings (on site), data processing, orthographic transcription and lexicon generation. Furthermore, the validation procedure and its results are documented. Finally, the availability and distribution of the databases are addressed.


SpeechDat across all America: SALA II
Asunción Moreno | Oren Gedge | Henk van den Heuvel | Harald Höge | Sabine Horbach | Patricia Martin | Elisabeth Pinto | Antonio Rincón | Franco Senia | Rafid Sukkar
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)