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Query:   Sum: Speech Corpus for Neural Network Training
Author:  Scott Drellishak
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Text/Corpus Linguistics

Summary:   A FEW WEEKS AGO, I POSTED A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPEECH CORPORA OF A PARTICULAR KIND TO BOTH THE LINGUIST LIST AND THE CORPORA-LIST. THIS IS THE (SOMEWHAT BELATED) SUMMARY.

I DESCRIBED THE CORPORA WE ARE SEEKING AS FOLLOWS:

''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.''

I RECEIVED FIVE REPLIES:

1) JOHN LAWLER SUGGESTED MICASE (MICHIGAN CORPUS OF ACADEMIC
SPOKEN ENGLISH)), WHICH IS AVAILABLE HERE:

HTTP://WWW.LSA.UMICH.EDU/ELI/MICASE/MICASE.HTM

2) LESLEY CARMICHAEL SUGGESTED I POST MY REQUEST TO THE
CORPORA-LIST.

3) JANE EDWARDS POINTED ME AT THE SWITCHBOARD TRANSCRIPTION
PROJECT:

HTTP://WWW.ICSI.BERKELEY.EDU/REAL/STP/INDEX.HTML

4) SUSANA SOTILLO WROTE, ''AT A RECENT CONFERENCE (CALICO) I
SAW A DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPEECHCALATOR (ALLEN BLACKWELL
AND ASSOCIATES). WHY DON'T YOU WRITE HIM AT CARNEGIE-
MELLON.''

5) LINDA BAWCOM OFFERED AN HOUR AND A HALF OF TAPED
CONVERSATION THAT SHE USED IN HER MA RESEARCH.

MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED.

SCOTT DRELLISHAK
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
SEATTLE, WA

LL Issue: 15.2363
Date Posted: 23-Aug-2004
Original Query: Read original query