Mandarin Chinese corpus of telephone speech consists of 120
unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of Mandarin
All calls, which lasted up to 30 minutes, originated in North America
and were placed to locations overseas. Most participants called
family members or close friends.
This corpus contains speech data files ONLY, along with the minimal
amount of documentation needed to describe the contents and format of
the speech files and the software packages needed to uncompress the
speech data. The transcripts and documentation (LDC96T16) are
available separately, as is an associated lexicon (LDC96L15).