This dataset was collected for speech technology research.
This dataset was collected from native English speakers from a few areas in the UK and Ireland. Recordings were performed by volunteers, who self reported their dialect, who volunteered to supply the data. The audio is high quality (48kHz, 16 bit, mono, Wave audio), recorded in a quiet environment.
Some quality checks have been done on the data, but there might still be mistranscriptions or artifacts in the audio.