LINGUIST List 12.1600

Mon Jun 18 2001

FYI: English Words/Arabic Origin, New Corpus/LDC

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  1. Vocabula, Article - English Words of Arabic Origin
  2. LDC Office, New Release from the LDC

Message 1: Article - English Words of Arabic Origin

Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 09:28:10 EDT
From: Vocabula <Vocabulaaol.com>
Subject: Article - English Words of Arabic Origin

In the June issue of The Vocabula Review, now online, is an article that may 
interest some of you:

English Words of Arabic Origin -- Habeeb Salloum

Regards,
Robert Hartwell Fiske

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Message 2: New Release from the LDC

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:07:41 -0400
From: LDC Office <ldcldc.upenn.edu>
Subject: New Release from the LDC

The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is pleased to announce the
availability of the 2000 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation Corpus.

http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/LDC2001S97.html

This eight CD-ROM publication contains the data used for the 2000 NIST
Speaker Recognition Evaluation which is part of an ongoing series of
yearly evaluations conducted by NIST. These evaluations provide an
important contribution to the direction of research efforts and the
calibration of technical capabilities. They are intended to be of
interest to all researchers working on the general problem of text
independent speaker recognition. To this end the evaluation was
designed to be simple, to focus on core technology issues, to be fully
supported, and to be accessible.

This publication consists of 10,328 single channel SPHERE files
encoded in 8-bit mulaw containing a total of approximately 4.31 Gbytes
of data covering 148.9 hours of audio.

Supporting documentation for this evaluation may be found on the 2000
NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation website.

http://www.itl.nist.gov/iad/894.01/tests/spk/2000/index.htm

Please note that there was an optional additional corpus in the
original Evaluation. If you are interested in this "AHUMADA" corpus,
please contact Javier Ortega- Garcia of the Universidad Politecnica de
Madrid.

Information on how to contact Dr. Ortega-Garcia is available at 2000
NIST Resources.

http://www.nist.gov/speech/tests/spk/2000/resource/index.htm


Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 2001
Membership Year will be able to receive this corpus free of charge.
Nonmembers may purchase this publication for $1600.

If you would like to order a copy of this corpus, please email your
request to <ldcldc.upenn.edu>. If you need additional information
before placing your order, or would like to inquire about membership
in the LDC, please send email or call (215)573-1275.
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