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THE QUT-NOISE AND QUT-NOISE-TIMIT DATABASES

This page contains the QUT-NOISE database and the code required to create the QUT-NOISE-TIMIT database from the QUT-NOISE database and a locally installed copy of the TIMIT database.

Further information on the QUT-NOISE and QUT-NOISE-TIMIT databases is available in our paper:

Dean, David B., Sridharan, Sridha, Vogt, Robert J., & Mason,
Michael W. (2010) The QUT-NOISE-TIMIT corpus for the evaluation of
voice activity detection algorithms, In "Proceedings of Interspeech
2010", Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, Makuhari,
Japan, available at http://eprints.qut.edu.au/38144/.

Licensing

The QUT-NOISE data itself is licensed CC-BY-SA, and the code required to create the QUT-NOISE-TIMIT database is licensed under the BSD license. Please consult the approriate LICENSE.txt files (in code and QUT-NOISE) for more information. To attribute this database, please include the following citation:

Dean, David B., Sridharan, Sridha, Vogt, Robert J., & Mason,
Michael W. (2010) The QUT-NOISE-TIMIT corpus for the evaluation of
voice activity detection algorithms, In "Proceedings of Interspeech
2010", Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, Makuhari,
Japan, available at http://eprints.qut.edu.au/38144/.

Obtaining TIMIT

In order to construct the QUT-NOISE-TIMIT database from the QUT-NOISE data supplied here you will need to obtain a copy of the TIMIT database from the Linguistic Data Consortium at http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/CatalogEntry.jsp?catalogId=LDC93S1. If you just want to use the QUT-NOISE database, or you wish to combine it with different speech data, TIMIT is not required.

Installing the QUT-NOISE database

Download the following zip files, and unzip into the same folder:

At this point, you should have the following data structure, and the QUT-NOISE database is installed:

Creating the QUT-NOISE-TIMIT database

If you wish to create the QUT-NOISE-TIMIT database from the QUT-NOISE database and your locally installed copy of the TIMIT database, continue to follow these instructions:

  1. Download and install a copy of 'VOICEBOX: Speech Processing Toolbox for MATLAB' from http://www.ee.ic.ac.uk/hp/staff/dmb/voicebox/voicebox.html and install it in your MATLABPATH.
  2. Open MATLAB in the QUT-NOISE/code folder, and run the function createQUTNOISETIMIT('/location/of/timit-cd/timit'). This will create the QUT-NOISE-TIMIT database in the QUT-NOISE/QUT-NOISE-TIMIT folder.
  3. If you wish to verify that the QUT-NOISE-TIMIT database matches that evaluated in our original paper, please check that the md5sums (use md5sum on unix-based OSes) match those in the QUT-NOISE-TIMIT/md5sum.txt file.