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Dataset Card for Common Voice Corpus 16.0

This dataset is an unofficial version of the Mozilla Common Voice Corpus 16. It was downloaded and converted from the project's website


Abkhaz, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Basaa, Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Breton, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Catalan, Central Kurdish, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Chuvash, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dioula, Dutch, English, Erzya, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Guarani, Hakha Chin, Hausa, Hill Mari, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kabyle, Kazakh, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurmanji Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luganda, Macedonian, Malayalam, Maltese, Marathi, Meadow Mari, Moksha, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan, Odia, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua Chanka, Romanian, Romansh Sursilvan, Romansh Vallader, Russian, Sakha, Santali (Ol Chiki), Saraiki, Sardinian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Upper, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Taiwanese (Minnan), Tamazight, Tamil, Tatar, Thai, Tigre, Tigrinya, Toki Pona, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Votic, Welsh, Yoruba

How to use

The datasets library allows you to load and pre-process your dataset in pure Python, at scale. The dataset can be downloaded and prepared in one call to your local drive by using the load_dataset function.

For example, to download the Portuguese config, simply specify the corresponding language config name (i.e., "pt" for Portuguese):

from datasets import load_dataset

cv_16 = load_dataset("fsicoli/common_voice_16_0", "pt", split="train")

Using the datasets library, you can also stream the dataset on-the-fly by adding a streaming=True argument to the load_dataset function call. Loading a dataset in streaming mode loads individual samples of the dataset at a time, rather than downloading the entire dataset to disk.

from datasets import load_dataset

cv_16 = load_dataset("fsicoli/common_voice_16_0", "pt", split="train", streaming=True)


Bonus: create a PyTorch dataloader directly with your own datasets (local/streamed).


from datasets import load_dataset
from import BatchSampler, RandomSampler

cv_16 = load_dataset("fsicoli/common_voice_16_0", "pt", split="train")
batch_sampler = BatchSampler(RandomSampler(cv_16), batch_size=32, drop_last=False)
dataloader = DataLoader(cv_16, batch_sampler=batch_sampler)


from datasets import load_dataset
from import DataLoader

cv_16 = load_dataset("fsicoli/common_voice_16_0", "pt", split="train")
dataloader = DataLoader(cv_16, batch_size=32)

To find out more about loading and preparing audio datasets, head over to

Dataset Structure

Data Instances A typical data point comprises the path to the audio file and its sentence. Additional fields include accent, age, client_id, up_votes, down_votes, gender, locale and segment.

Licensing Information

Public Domain, CC-0

Citation Information

  author = {Ardila, R. and Branson, M. and Davis, K. and Henretty, M. and Kohler, M. and Meyer, J. and Morais, R. and Saunders, L. and Tyers, F. M. and Weber, G.},
  title = {Common Voice: A Massively-Multilingual Speech Corpus},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020)},
  pages = {4211--4215},
  year = 2020

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