National Cellular v2.3

Structure | Protocol | Versions | Misc



Here is the protocol used for the data collection. These are the prompts that each caller hears when they call the system. After saying the introduction, we ask if the caller is calling from withing a vehicle or not. If the caller is calling from within a vehicle the in vehicle portion of the protocol is used, otherwise the not in vehicle part is used. At the end of the protocol we ask for the caller's name and address. This information is kept confidential and is provided so that we can send a gift certificate. Callers who do not want a gift certificate do not have to leave this information.

Introduction
      Thank you for calling the Oregon Graduate Institute. In
      collaboration with Cellular One we are collecting speech samples
      from cellular phones. The speech samples you provide will allow
      us cellular phones. The speech samples you provide will allow
      us to perform basic research that may lead to improved services
      for cellular phone users. We will share the speech data you
      provide with other researchers, but your identity will be
      kept confidential.

      Are you calling from within a vehicle?  Please say yes or no.
	
In vehicle protocol
      The first four questions provide us with background information.
      Please wait for the beep before speaking.

      Are you male or female?

      What is your native language?

      What city and state did you grow up in?

      What is your date of birth?

      The answers to the next set of questions will provide information
      about driving conditions and the recording conditions in your car.

      Please tell us if your window is open, or if you are using the
      windshield wipers, heater or radio?

      Briefly describe the traffic conditions.

      About how fast are you traveling right now?

      Are you using a digital or analog phone?

      If you know the brand and model of your cellular phone, please
      tell us now.

      Are you using your phone's handset or a mounted microphone?

      The answers to the next questions will provide us with some
      background information about you and some examples of
      spoken digits and letters.

      Please say your last name.

      Please spell your last name.

      Please say a familiar license plate number.

      Please say a familiar phone number.

      What time is it now?

      Please say another phone number.

      What is today's date?

      Please say the days of the week.

      The last question is designed to provide samples of natural
      continuous speech. When you hear the beep, we would like
      you to talk for about half a minute and

        - tell us something about yourself.
        - describe a typical day in your life.
        - tell us what you like most about where you live.
        - tell us about your family.
        - tell us about your dream home.
        - tell us something about the town where you grew up.
        - tell us about your favorite restaurant.
        - tell us about your favorite sport or hobby.
        - tell us about your favorite movie or television show.

      We would like you to keep talking until you hear two beeps.
      We will give you a moment to collect your thoughts.  Please
      begin speaking at the beep.

      Thanks again for your help.  If you would like to receive
      a gift certificate to McDonalds, TCBY, BDaltons books,
      Baskin-Robbins, or Blockbuster video, please let us know
      which one, and leave your name and address.  Hang up when
      you are finished.
      
Not in vehicle protocol
      The first four questions provide us with background
      information about the caller.  Please wait for the beep
      before speaking.

      Are you male or female?

      What is your native language?

      What city and state did you grow up in?

      What is your date of birth?

      The answers to the next questions will provide information
      about the source of background noise during your call.

      Please describe your location.

      Please identify any background noises that we may be hearing
      while you speak.  For example, is the radio or TV on?
      Are there other people speaking nearby?

      Are you using a digital or analog phone?

      If you know the brand and model of your cellular phone,
      please tell us now.

      Are you speaking directly into your phone's handset or
      a speaker phone?

      The answers to the next questions will provide us with some
      background information about you and some examples of spoken
      digits and letters.

      Please say your last name.

      Please spell your last name.

      Please say a familiar license plate number.

      Please say a familiar phone number.

      What time is it now?

      Please say another phone number.

      What is today's date?

      Please say the days of the week.

      The last question is designed to provide samples of natural
      continuous speech.  When you hear the beep, we would like
      you to talk for about half a minute and

              - tell us something about yourself.
              - describe a typical day in your life.
              - tell us what you like most about where you live.
              - tell us about your family.
              - tell us about your dream home.
              - tell us something about the town where you grew up.
              - tell us about your favorite restaurant.
              - tell us about your favorite sport or hobby.
              - tell us about your favorite movie or television show.

      We would like you to keep talking until you hear two beeps.
      We will give you a moment to collect your thoughts.
      Please begin speaking at the beep.

      Thanks again for your help.  If you would like to receive a gift
      certificate to McDonalds, TCBY, BDaltons books, Baskin-Robbins,
      or Blockbuster video, please let us know which one, and leave
      your name and address.  Hang up when you are finished.