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Does anybody know any open voice/speech annotated database for Voice Activity Detection? Or any other corpus for speech evaluation purposes?

The ones I know are private: AURORA, TIMIT, SpeechDat-Car, Speecon, Catalan Speecon.

The other option is to create hand-labeled annotations for own recordings, or use a method like the Short-Term Energy Contour. But in the first case the amount of files to process would be insurmountable, and in the second, the energy based methods only work fine for free-noise recordings.

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You can take some big speech corpus like TEDLIUM and add the noise you like:

http://www-lium.univ-lemans.fr/en/content/ted-lium-corpus

The advantage of TEDLIUM is that it's a set of continuous recordings with speech timings, not just a collection of utterances.

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow thanks. I heard also that The IViE Corpus is also a good choice, but is not as timed as the one you suggested. $\endgroup$ – JFonseca Jan 7 '15 at 19:15
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Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University have recently released a corpus of music, speech, and noise which, according to them, is suitable for training models for voice activity detection and music/speech discrimination.

See https://arxiv.org/pdf/1510.08484.pdf for details.

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Free VAD Data set recorded in real environment with ground truth label:

refer: https://github.com/jtkim-kaist/VAD-Toolkit

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  • $\begingroup$ Kaist has been earning a good reputation these years. Is this toolkit related to the work of Yang-Hann Kim? I wonder because I took his MOOC in Acoustics. $\endgroup$ – JFonseca Nov 9 '17 at 16:03

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