LINGUIST List 10.728

Wed May 12 1999

FYI: ELRA News, Research Support, Deadline Extension

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <karenlinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Valerie Mapelli, ELRA News
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, MURI announcement on Tutorial Dialog/Discourse
  3. Iliyana Krapova, South Slavic and Balkan Lang/Extension

Message 1: ELRA News

Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 17:18:14 +0200
From: Valerie Mapelli <mapellielda.fr>
Subject: ELRA News

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				ELRA
		European Language Resources Association
			 ELRA News 
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		 *** ELRA NEW RESOURCES ***


We are happy to announce a new resource available via ELRA:
	_______________________________________
	ELRA-S0063 German SpeechDat(II) FDB 4000
	_______________________________________

	The German SpeechDat(II) FDB 4000 consists of 4000 calls over 
	the German fixed network, stored on 17 CD-ROMs in the final 
	SpeechDat(II) database exchange format. The speech databases 
	made within the SpeechDat(II) project were validated by SPEX, 
	the Netherlands, to assess their compliance with the SpeechDat 
	format and content specifications.

	The following items were recorded:
	- 1 isolated digit
	- 1 sequence of 10 isolated digits
	- prompt sheet number = 5
	- 9-11 digit telephone number (read) 
	- 15-16 digit credit card number (read, 150 different credit card 
	 numbers were found)
	- 6 digit PIN code (read)
	- 1 natural number (read)
	- 1 money amount (read)
	- 2 yes/no questions (spontaneous, not prompted)
	- 3 dates (1 spontaneous, e.g. birthday; 1 prompted text form; 
 1 relative and general date form) 
	- 1 time of day (spontaneous)
	- 1 time phrase (read)
	- 3 application words
	- 1 word spotting phrase
	- 5 directory assistance names (1 spontaneous name (e.g. forename), 
	 1 spontaneous city name, 1 read city name (from a list of 500 most 
	 frequent), 1 read company/agency name (from a list of 500 most 
 frequent), 1 read proper name, fore- and surname (from list of 
 150 SDB names).
	- 3 spellings (1 spontaneous, e.g. forename; 1 directory city name; 1 
	 real/artificial word)
	- 4 isolated words
	- 9 phonetically rich sentences (read)

	The speech files are stored as sequence of 8-bit, 8kHz A-law speech 
 files and are not compressed. Each prompt utterance is stored within 
 a separate file and has an accompanying ASCII SAM label file.

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For further information, please contact :

 ELRA/ELDA		Tel : +33 01 43 13 33 33
 55-57 rue Brillat-Savarin	Fax : +33 01 43 13 33 30
 F-75013 Paris, France	E-mail : mapellielda.fr

or visit our Web site:

 http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/home.html
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Message 2: MURI announcement on Tutorial Dialog/Discourse

Date: Tue, 11 May 99 20:13:10 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: MURI announcement on Tutorial Dialog/Discourse



This is an call for proposals for the Multidisciplinary University Research
Initiative Program (DOD) The effort is on Tutorial Discourse and Susan
Chipman is POC.

 --------http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/special/onrpgadh.htm


Helen M. Gigley, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Office of Naval Research
800 N. Quincy Street (342)
Arlington, VA 22217-5660

phone: (703)-696-0407
fax: (703)-696-1212
email: gigleyitd.nrl.navy.mil
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Message 3: South Slavic and Balkan Lang/Extension

Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 19:16:47 +0300
From: Iliyana Krapova <iliyanaulcc.uni-plovdiv.bg>
Subject: South Slavic and Balkan Lang/Extension



Please, note that the dealine for submission of abstracts has been
extended until 30.05.1999. We look forward to receiving your abstracts
and to seeing you in Plovdiv in September.

For more information about the conference, visit our website at the
address:
http://wglit.uni-plovdiv.bg/fassbl3

Best regards,
Iliyana Krapova
(on behalf of the Organizing Committee of FASSBL3)
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