The Nijmegen corpus of casual Spanish

Torreira, F., & Ernestus, M. (2010). The Nijmegen corpus of casual Spanish. In N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis, & D. Tapias (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10) (pp. 2981-2985). Paris: European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
This article describes the preparation, recording and orthographic transcription of a new speech corpus, the Nijmegen Corpus of Casual Spanish (NCCSp). The corpus contains around 30 hours of recordings of 52 Madrid Spanish speakers engaged in conversations with friends. Casual speech was elicited during three different parts, which together provided around ninety minutes of speech from every group of speakers. While Parts 1 and 2 did not require participants to perform any specific task, in Part 3 participants negotiated a common answer to general questions about society. Information about how to obtain a copy of the corpus can be found online at
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