LINGUIST List 25.2588

Tue Jun 17 2014

FYI: Chinese Spoken Wordlist Database

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 15-Jun-2014
From: Shu-Chuan Tseng <>
Subject: Chinese Spoken Wordlist Database
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The ''Chinese Spoken Wordlist'' was derived from the transcripts of 85 Taiwan Mandarin conversations collected and processed at Academia Sinica, with a total of 42 hours of speech recording. The recording took place from 2001 to 2003 and the speakers' age ranged from 14 to 63. The transcripts were automatically processed by the CKIP word segmentation and POS tagging system. The results of word segmentation, POS tagging, and character-Pinyin conversion as well as homographs were then manually corrected and edited. As a result, the wordlist consists of 16,683 word types and 405,435 word tokens, equivalent to 607,016 syllables.

To access the ''Chinese Spoken Wordlist'' please see:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

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