I’m super excited to announce that after a few months of intense work, today we launch the Sentence Collection Tool site for all Common Voice contributors. We are considering this a first beta version, but fully functional after some weeks of testing.
All sentences submitted, reviewed and validated using this tool will be incorporated into the main Commmon Voice site. We will point this as the way to submit sentences to the project moving forward.
What is this tool?
This tools facilitates the task of submitting, reviewing and validating sentences in different locales and to be incorporated into the main Common Voice site, so people can read them and donate their voice.
Why this tool?
The previous process to gather sentences was a but unstructured, too many places to go and unclear guidelines. In order for sentences to be useful for the Deep Speech algorithm, there are certain “hard requirements” this tool enforces to avoid problems in the future.
We also aim to keep improving the tool to make the experience even easier for everyone!
How can I start using it?
Where do I report issues or ideas?
How can I help with the development?
This tool is developed by the Common Voice volunteers. Anyone can be involved in the development, you just need to know react or kinto and chime in our github project to know more.
If you are not technical, don’t worry! We usually open conversations on discourse to get everyone the chance to influence the direction of the project.
I would like to extend a special recognition and thank you to some people who have been responsible for this tool to be launched.
- @mhenretty for his idea and initial development
- @MKohler for taking the technical lead as volunteer.
- @Gweber for his support from the voice web side.
- Deep Speech team for their guidance on validation (@josh_meyer, @kdavis)
- Kinto team for their support optimizing the code (@leplatrem)
- Every volunteer who was involved in the QA testing phase during the last weeks (you were really fundamental)
Thank you everyone!