LINGUIST List 2.416

Sat 17 Aug 1991

Qs: Language identification (help needed)

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  1. Rick Broadhead, Language Identification Study -- Help Needed

Message 1: Language Identification Study -- Help Needed

Date: Fri, 16 Aug 91 07:31:05 EDT
From: Rick Broadhead <YSAR1111%VM1.YorkU.CARICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: Language Identification Study -- Help Needed
Forwarding this to LINGUIST on behalf of Yeshwant Muthusamy, of the Center for
Spoken Language. He does not subscribe to this list.
Rick Broadhead ysar1111VM1.YorkU.CA
 From: (Yeshwant K Muthusamy)
 Subject: We Need Your Voices!
 Date: 5 Aug 91 23:16:58 GMT
Organization: Oregon Graduate Institute (formerly OGC), Beaverton, OR
I had posted this request about a month ago on this group. I am
posting again since I haven't reached my goal of at least 100 calls
per language yet. The current tally stands at 50 calls per language
on the average. Still a long ways to go.
So, if you haven't called yet, PLEASE DO! (see notice below)
For those of you who did call and record their voices, a big THANK
YOU! I appreciate your help!
If anyone has (had) any problems with the call or recording, please
send e-mail to, or call (503) 690-1431.
 The Center for Spoken Language
 Oregon Graduate Institute
If you are a NATIVE speaker of one of the following languages:
English Korean
Farsi Mandarin Chinese
French Spanish
German Tamil
Japanese Vietnamese
We need your help in building a multi-language database of speech
recorded over the TELEPHONE. This database is to be used for my PhD
thesis research on automatic language identification.
There is a local area number for the Portland (Oregon)
metropolitan area:
PLEASE CALL (503) 690-1012
For non-Portlanders, we have set up a TOLL-FREE line (for the US and
Canada) that is open round-the-clock:
PLEASE CALL 1-800-441-1077
You will need a touch-tone phone for this call. A pre-recorded message
in your native language will guide you through a recording session.
Please respond to the prompts in your native language only. The
entire call will take about five minutes. The speech that you provide
will be used for research purposes only.
**ALL CALLERS REMAIN ANONYMOUS**. This research is not being funded by
any agency or company. This database is public-domain and will be
made available to any one interested in speech research.
If you have any questions or comments, or would like more information
about this project, call Yeshwant Muthusamy at (503) 690-1431.
Please pass on this message to others at your site who do not have net
Yeshwant Muthusamy Internet:
Center for Spoken Language UUCP: ...!ogicse!yeshwant
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology
19600 NW Von Neumann Drive Beaverton, OR 97006-1999 USA
Vmail: (503) 690-1431
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