Swahili Health Translation, Speech, Transcription, and Topics

10.5 hours of disaster and threat-related audio data, categorized and translated from English to Swahili.

About this data

The input data for this job is disaster and threat related information from the Red Cross. This includes topics like illness, injuries, and natural disasters. For each of these categories there is information about what to do in a given situation and how to use available tools to survive potentially life-threatening situations.

This data includes a Swahili language translation for each text string. The Figure Eight job is designed to correct the Swahili translation (if needed) and then collect an audio snippet for a person speaking the Swahili translation of the phrase. Additionally, contributors were asked to categorize the phrase based on the context of the given topic. This includes items that will help in a given situation, behavior that can aid in survival, and various other categorizations.

In total, this dataset contains 10 and a half hours of spoken Swahili audio utterances, as well as the attendant English and Swahili text strings.

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This job displays English phrases and an audio interface for annotators to use to record their translations. By clicking the “Duplicate Job” button above, you will recreate the template that will be used to create this data.

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Raw Data

This input data for this job consists of short, disaster-related text prompts translated to Swahili by native Swahili speakers. An example is below:

Some diseases are preventable by immunization with vaccines.
Many different types of vaccines are available.
Vaccines can be enormously successful in preventing some of the major communicable diseases.
The immune system protects people from infection.
Immunization benefits the whole country.
It prevents millions of people dying needlessly each year.
It has led to some diseases being eradicated from the world.
It promotes health and optimal growth and development in children.
It releases resources for other health interventions.
It is an investment for a healthy population and a stronger economy.
Immunity is a state in which the body has sufficient defenses to be able to resist the development of communicable diseases that are caused by infectious agents.
The main types of infectious agents are bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and parasites.
They are also often referred to as pathogens.
Pathogens are disease-causing organisms.
The immune system is the name that is given to the network of cells, proteins, tissues, and organs within the body which act together to protect against infectious agents.
The cells of the immune system also circulate in the blood and some of them migrate through the tissues.
These cells are known as white blood cells.
They are found throughout the body – not just in the blood.
Wherever an infectious agent gets into the body, the immune system detects and attacks it.
The immune system of a healthy and well-nourished adult can fight an infection and stop the disease from developing.
In young or elderly persons, or people in bad health, the immune system is not strong enough to protect them from a new infection.
They can become ill and even die without medical treatment.
Think of other ways in which the human body protects itself from infectious agents.
Intact skin covering the body acts as a barrier preventing entry of infectious agents
Hairs and mucus inside the nose also trap bacteria from the air.

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