Authors: Rachel Baker and Valerie Hazan
The LUCID corpus is made available to the Speech and Language research community for non-commercial research purposes.
- 40 native southern British English speakers (20 pairs)
- 20 male, 20 female
- 18-29 years old (mean age: 23 years)
- non-bilingual and normal hearing thresholds (20dB or below)
For each talker:
|Session1||DiapixUK (3 pix): casual speech||good listening conditions|
|Session2||DiapixUK (6 pix): clear speech (Cochlear Implant simulation)||each person hears vocoded speech for 3 pix|
|Session3||DiapixUK: (3 pix): clear speech (Noise or L2: 20 participants in each)||one person hears speech in multi-talker babble (Noise) or has a partner who is a low-proficiency English speaker (L2)|
|Session4||Picture naming & sentence reading: casual speech||‘speak casually as is talking to a friend’|
|Session5||Picture naming & sentence reading: clear speech||‘speak clearly as if talking to someone who is hearing-impaired’|
|Speech type||Speech style||Minutes per participant|
|spontaneous (DiapixUK)||casual, clear||110|
|read (sentences)||casual, clear||30|
|semi-spontaneous (picture naming)||casual, clear||30|
- Stereo wav files for two-way dialog and individual wav files for each speaker
- Word-aligned orthographic transcriptions (praat TextGrids format), apart from the speech for the L2 speakers
– Audio files, TextGrids and picture materials are all available (after password request to Valerie Hazan) from the OSCAAR Resource at Northwestern University:
We are grateful to our collaborator Prof. Ann Bradlow and her colleagues for enabling us to include the LUCID Corpus within this excellent resource.
An acknowledgment should be included in all publications reporting work that has made use of the LUCID corpus, regardless of the format or the medium in which the publications are made. If using the diapix materials or recordings, the following can be referenced:
Baker, R., & Hazan, V. (2011). DiapixUK: task materials for the elicitation of multiple spontaneous speech dialogs. Behavior Research Methods, 43 (3), 761-770. doi:10.3758/s13428-011-0075-y
If using the read materials, please contact v.hazan @ ucl.ac.uk for an appropriate reference.
Get in touch!
We would be very interested to hear of research that is making use of the LUCID corpus or DiapixUK materials, so please contact Valerie (v.hazan @ ucl.ac.uk) to let us know how you are using these.