The first shot consisted of speech. The subject, whom a clip-on microphone had been attached, was asked to sit in chair. He/she was then asked to read three sentences which were written on a board positioned just below the camera. The subjects were asked to read at their normal pace, to pause briefly at the end of each sentence and to read through the three sentences twice. The three sentences remained the same throughout all four recording sessions and were

  1. "zero one two three four five six seven eight nine"
  2. "five zero six nine two eight one three seven four"
  3. "Joe took fathers green shoe bench out"

All the sentences from the database has been grabbed into seperate audio files, a total of 7080 files. These are available on 4 CDROMS. The audio is stored in mono, 16BIT, 32 KHz, PCM wave files.