LINGUIST List 7.1346

Fri Sep 27 1996

FYI: New Release from the Linguistic Data Consortium

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  1. LDC Office, New Release from the LDC

Message 1: New Release from the LDC

Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 08:37:10 EDT
From: LDC Office <>
Subject: New Release from the LDC

 Announcing a NEW RELEASE from the


This set of CD-ROMs contains the materials used to collect all 216
spoken dialogues digital audio, orthographic transcriptions,
documentation, and source code for tools. The dialogues were selected
to provide balanced representation at different points in a sleep
deprivation experiment.

The materials have been designed to be easily accessible to users with
different equipment and a variety of needs, from those who merely wish
to generate hardcopies of the orthographic transcriptions to those who
require computational analyses of the speech material. All the text
files (transcriptions and documentation) should be readable and
printable via most systems that can be connected to a CD-ROM reader.
The maps are intended for printing via POSTSCRIPT printers, and the
speech files are provided with human-readable standard headers,
enabling them to be played by a wide range of environments for
processing sampled speech.

Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 1996
membership year will receive DCIEM/HCRC on request at no additional
charge, in the same manner as all other text and speech corpora
published by the LDC.

Nonmembers can receive a copy of DCIEM/HCRC for research purposes only for
a fee of $5000. If you would like to order a copy of this corpus,
please email your request to 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)

Further information about the LDC and its available corpora can be
accessed on the Linguistic Data Consortium WWW Home Page at URL Information is also available via ftp
at under pub/ldc; for ftp access, please use
"anonymous" as your login name, and give your email address when asked
for password.
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