Korean Telephone Conversations Complete Set was produced by Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2003P01 and ISBN 1-58563-267-8.
The complete set of Korean Telephone Conversations consists of the following:
- Korean Telephone Conversations Speech
- Korean Telephone Conversations Transcripts
- Korean Telephone Conversations Lexicon
The Korean telephone conversations were originally recorded as
part of the Callfriend project. The Callfriend Korean telephone speech was collected by
Linguistic Data Consortium primarily in support of the Language
Identification (LID) project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. The
calls were later transcribed for use in other projects.
Korean Telephone Conversations Speech
consists of 100 telephone conversations, 49 of which were published in 1996 as CALLFRIEND Korean, while the remaining 51
are previously unexposed calls.
The recorded conversations are between native speakers of Korean and
last up to 30 minutes, of which the transcribed speech covers between 15
and 18 minutes. All speakers were aware that they were being recorded. They
were given no guidelines concerning what they should talk about. Once a
caller was recruited to participate, he/she was given a free choice of whom
to call. Most participants called family members or close friends. All
calls originated in either the United States or Canada.
Korean Telephone Conversations Transcripts consists of 100 text files, totalling approximately 190K words and 25K
All files are in Korean orthography: orthographic Korean characters are
in Hangul, encoded in KSC5601 (Wansung) system.
Please follow this link for a sample transcript: txt | gif.
Korean Telephone Conversations Lexicon covers the tokens occurring in the Korean Telephone Conversations Transcripts.
The lexicon contains five tab-separated information fields:
- orthographic form in Hangul (head-word), encoded in the KSC-5601
- orthographic form in Yale romanization
- frequency of the word in Korean Telephone Conversations Transcripts
- morphological analysis of the word
Please follow this link for a sample page from the lexicon: txt | gif.
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