The MAVA corpus (MARCS Auditory-Visual Australian recordings of IEEE sentences) is a collection of high quality audiovisual recordings of 205 phonetically balanced sentences from the IEEE sentence database, recorded by a native Australian English female talker. The audio channel is annotated at the word and phoneme level. In addition, for the video channel, frame-by-frame lip contour X Y coordinates are provided. The center of the lip region is used as a reference for deriving four video regions: full face, upper face, lower face and lips. All files are freely available for download under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence.

Click on the link below to download a detailed description of how the corpus was designed, recorded and post-processed. This file is also availabe on the side “ATTACHMENT” panel:

The MAVA corpus

Accessing MAVA

Use the links below to browse the entire collection or a 10 items subset. You need to be registered to access the data.

Downloading MAVA

Use the above links to explore the MAVA collection and perform various actions, including downloading your own selection of files. Alternatively, you can use the direct-dowload links below to download pre-established subsets of the corpus.

Entire corpus:

Items s1 to s10, all file types:

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To cite MAVA, please use:

Aubanel, V., Davis, C. Kim, J (2017). The MAVA corpus. [online resource]. DOI:

The research leading to these results was partly funded by the Autralian Research Council under grant agreement DP130104447. V. A. also acknowledges support from the European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013 Grant Agreement 339152.