Canal 9 Political Debates
The Canal 9 political debate corpus is a collection of 72 political debates recorded by the Canal 9 local TV station and broadcast in Valais, Switzerland.
Total of 72 debates (42 hours) with up to 4 guests and a moderator.
45 debates (around 28 hours of AV recordings) include 4 guest participants and a moderator.
7 debates include 3 guests and a moderator.
- 20 debates include 2 guests and a moderator.
- On average each of these debates lasts for 37 minutes with a minimum of around 22 minutes and a maximum of around 45 minutes.
- media: Video: dvsd – Sony Digital Video (DV) 720×576 25 fps 24bpp; Audio: uncompressed PCM 48Khz 16bit linear stereo
- Reference: http://publications.idiap.ch/downloads/papers/2009/Vinciarelli_ACII_2009.pdf
- The moderator is not always the same.
- There is no audience present during the recording.
- The vast majority of the debates took place in the same recording studio.
- Most of the debates are preceded by a brief introduction about the topic discussed.
Manual annotations of the Canal9 Database in terms of 'manual shot segmentation', 'manual shot classification' and 'manual identification of participants in personal shots' are provided with in the database.
This database is distributed through the sspnet databases distribution portal.