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Dataset Card for TV3Parla

Dataset Summary

This corpus includes 240 hours of Catalan speech from broadcast material. The details of segmentation, data processing and also model training are explained in Külebi, Öktem; 2018. The content is owned by Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals, SA (CCMA); we processed their material and hereby making it available under their terms of use.

This project was supported by the Softcatalà Association.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

The dataset can be used for:

  • Language Modeling.
  • Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) transcribes utterances into words.


The dataset is in Catalan (ca).

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

  'path': 'tv3_0.3/wav/train/5662515_1492531876710/5662515_1492531876710_120.180_139.020.wav',
  'audio': {'path': 'tv3_0.3/wav/train/5662515_1492531876710/5662515_1492531876710_120.180_139.020.wav',
   'array': array([-0.01168823,  0.01229858,  0.02819824, ...,  0.015625  ,
          0.01525879,  0.0145874 ]),
   'sampling_rate': 16000},
  'text': 'algunes montoneres que que et feien anar ben col·locat i el vent també hi jugava una mica de paper bufava vent de cantó alguns cops o de cul i el pelotón el vent el porta molt malament hi havia molts nervis'

Data Fields

  • path (str): Path to the audio file.
  • audio (dict): A dictionary containing the path to the downloaded audio file, the decoded audio array, and the sampling rate. Note that when accessing the audio column: dataset[0]["audio"] the audio file is automatically decoded and resampled to dataset.features["audio"].sampling_rate. Decoding and resampling of a large number of audio files might take a significant amount of time. Thus, it is important to first query the sample index before the "audio" column, i.e. dataset[0]["audio"] should always be preferred over dataset["audio"][0].
  • text (str): Transcription of the audio file.

Data Splits

The dataset is split into "train" and "test".

train test
Number of examples 159242 2220

Dataset Creation

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

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Who are the source language producers?

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Annotation process

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Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

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Additional Information

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Licensing Information

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Citation Information

  author={Baybars Külebi and Alp Öktem},
  title={{Building an Open Source Automatic Speech Recognition System for Catalan}},
  booktitle={Proc. IberSPEECH 2018},


Thanks to @albertvillanova for adding this dataset.

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