This paper releases and describes the creation of the Massive Arabic Speech Corpus (MASC). This corpus is a dataset that contains 1,000 hours of speech sampled at 16~kHz and crawled from over 700 YouTube channels. MASC is multi-regional, multi-genre, and multi-dialect dataset that is intended to advance the research and development of Arabic speech technology with the special emphasis on Arabic speech recognition. In addition to MASC, a pre-trained 3-gram language model and a pre-trained automatic speech recognition model are also developed and made available for interested researches.

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[1] Mohammad Al-Fetyani, Muhammad Al-Barham, Gheith Abandah, Adham Alsharkawi, Maha Dawas, "MASC: Massive Arabic Speech Corpus", IEEE Dataport, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.21227/e1qb-jv46. Accessed: Jul. 06, 2022.
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Mohammad Al-Fetyani, Muhammad Al-Barham, Gheith Abandah, Adham Alsharkawi, Maha Dawas. (2021). MASC: Massive Arabic Speech Corpus. IEEE Dataport. http://dx.doi.org/10.21227/e1qb-jv46
Mohammad Al-Fetyani, Muhammad Al-Barham, Gheith Abandah, Adham Alsharkawi, Maha Dawas, 2021. MASC: Massive Arabic Speech Corpus. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.21227/e1qb-jv46.
Mohammad Al-Fetyani, Muhammad Al-Barham, Gheith Abandah, Adham Alsharkawi, Maha Dawas. (2021). "MASC: Massive Arabic Speech Corpus." Web.
1. Mohammad Al-Fetyani, Muhammad Al-Barham, Gheith Abandah, Adham Alsharkawi, Maha Dawas. MASC: Massive Arabic Speech Corpus [Internet]. IEEE Dataport; 2021. Available from : http://dx.doi.org/10.21227/e1qb-jv46
Mohammad Al-Fetyani, Muhammad Al-Barham, Gheith Abandah, Adham Alsharkawi, Maha Dawas. "MASC: Massive Arabic Speech Corpus." doi: 10.21227/e1qb-jv46