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Query Subject:   Speech Corpus for Neural Network Training
Author:   Scott Drellishak
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I am involved in a research project whose goal is to produce a software system for the control of electronic devices using continuous variables extracted from human speech. Part of this system will be a neural network that recognizes various vowels and produces tracks of pitch and formant frequencies. Training the neural network will require a large amount of data that we're hoping to get from an existing corpus, rather than creating it ourselves.

We are looking for a corpus that contains samples of many speakers producing many vowels (preferably in a less reduced register) that also contains human-validated pitch and formant (F1, F2, and F3) tracks and, if possible, bandwidth information. A corpus that contains more than just vowels is fine, since we can discard sections of the samples that do not suit our needs.

If anyone knows of a corpus like this, either freely distributed or requiring a fee, I would like to know how to get ahold of it.

I will post a summary of the replies that I receive. Thanks in advance for your time.

Scott Drellishak
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
LL Issue: 15.1895
Date posted: 21-Jun-2004



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