The Speech Ark

The Speech Ark is a speech technology company which creates extensive and high quality speech corpora aiming to reflect the full diversity of spoken British English. The corpora are used in speech research both by academic and government bodies and by commercial companies in the development of man-machine communication systems. We also offer a bespoke corpus creation service to fit the needs of individual institutions.

The Speech Ark is a spin-out company of the University of Birmingham

Voices across Birmingham

Pictures taken during the recording of the Accents of the British Isles (ABI) speech corpus, which is now available through The Speech Ark.