"This publication contains the evaluation test material used in the 1997 DARPA/NIST Continuous Speech Recognition Broadcast News HUB4 Non-English Benchmark Test administered by the NIST Spoken Natural Language Processing Group ... The test material is contained in two SPHERE-formatted waveform files. The file h4ne97sp.sph (set1) contains one hour of Spanish Broadcast News excerpts from 1997. The file h4ne97ma.sph (set2) contains one hour of Mandarin Broadcast News excerpts from 1997. Each file should be separately recognized per the HUB4 Non English Evaluation Specification.
Title from disc label. DCMI type(s): Sound. Data source(s): Broadcast news. Application(s): Speech recognition. Author(s): Jonathan Fiscus, John Garofolo, Mark Przybocki, William Fisher, David Pallett.