Open Speech and Language Resources



Samrómur Queries 21.12

Identifier: SLR116

Summary: Samrómur Icelandic Speech corpus focused on queries and approved for release in December 2021

Category: Speech

License: CC by 4.0

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About this resource:

This release of data from the Samrómur collection focuses on queries. It contains 17,475 (20 hours) validated 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 continues to this day (December 2021). The present edition of the corpus has been authorized for release in December 2021. 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 sentences 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 split into train, dev, and test subsets with no speaker overlap. Each subset 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:
    @inproceedings{hedstrom2021,
        title={{Samr{\'o}mur Queries 21.12}},
        author={Staffan Hedstr{\"o}m, Judy Y. Fong, Ragnhei{\dh}ur {\TH}{\'o}rhallsd{\'o}ttir, 
            David Erik Mollberg, Sm{\'a}ri Freyr Gu{\dh}mundsson, {\'O}tlafur Helgi 
            J{\'o}nsson, Sunneva {\TH}orsteinsd{\'o}ttir, Eyd{\'\i}s Huld Magn{\'u}sd{\'o}ttir, 
            Jon Gudnason},
        publisher={Reykjavik University: Language and Voice Lab},
        year={2021},
      }