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Academic Paper

Title: Issues in Database Design: Recording and Processing Speech from New Populations
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Author: Maxine Eskenazi
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Author: Christopher Hogan
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Author: Jeff Allen
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Institution: SAP Research
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Writing Systems
Subject Language: English
Abstract: A comparative analysis of the speech database design and collection process for several languages: English, Korean and Haitian Creole.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Presented at the First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC98), 28-30 May 1998, Granada, Spain
Publication Info: Published in LREC98 Proceedings, Vol. 2, pp. 1289-1293
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