ICH Dataset

Description: The i-Treasures Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) dataset is a freely available collection of multimodal data captured from different forms of rare ICH: a) Rare Traditional Songs (Byzaantine, Canto a tenore, Cantu in paghjella), b) Rare Dance Interactions (Tsamiko, Calus, Wallon, Contemporary dance), c) Traditional Craftsmanship (Pottery) and d) Contemporary Music Composition (Contemporary music -Musical Gestures-, Human Beat Box).
More specifically, the dataset contains video, audio, depth, motion capture data and other modalities, such as EEG or ultrasound data. It also includes (manual) annotations of data, while in some cases additional features and metadata are provided, extracted using algorithms and modules developed within the i-Treasures project.

For further information please read the following paper:

N. Grammalidis, K. Dimitropoulos, F. Tsalakanidou, A. Kitsikidis, P. Roussel, B. Denby, P. Chawah, L. Buchman, S. Dupont, S. Laraba, B. Picart, M. Tits, J. Tilmanne, S. Hadjidimitriou, L. Hadjileontiadis, V. Charisis, C. Volioti, A. Stergiaki, A. Manitsaris, O. Bouzos and S. Manitsaris, "The i-Treasures Intangible Cultural Heritage dataset", in Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing (MOCO '16), ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-8, 2016

To have access in ICH Dataset, please Register in i-Treasures website and fill the form in the following link:

Singing Voice Corpora for traditional singing

Description: The recorded Byzantine music, and "Canto a Tenore" singing voice corpora recorded for the development of the TTS module are released, in order to help other researchers in their efforts to study the singing use cases we have focused on. The corpora contain phonetically and musically rich recordings for the studied singing styles, along with their phonetic and musical segmentations.

Researchers that want to use this Corpora should cite the following paper:

M. Cotescu, "Optimal Unit Stitching in a Unit Selection Singing Synthesis System", in Proceedings of the Interspeech, pp. 1255-1259, 2016.

Due to sensitivity of the data (e.g. singer identity, possible misuse or misrepresentation of traditions, etc.) the corpora can be downloaded only on request: -- The corpora are available free for research and non-commercial use. Researchers interested in working with the two corpora should write to us using Acapela's contact form. Please include "i-Treasures" in the subject of your message.