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Title: ELRA Special Offers & ELRA Catalogue Update 12/07
Submitter: Helene Mazo
Description: Special Offers:

ELDA is initiating a large distribution campaign before the end of this year.
Should you need language resources available in our catalogue, we will be
happy to offer you possibilities of discounts (depending on the amount of
language resources you are interested in), for a purchase placed before the
end of December 2007. For more information, please contact Valérie Mapelli
mailto:mapelli@elda.org

New Resources:

ELRA is happy to announce that 3 new Speech Resources from the LC-STAR
project are now available in its catalogue.

ELRA-S0255 LC-STAR Finnish Phonetic lexicon:
The LC-STAR Finnish Phonetic lexicon comprises 189,409 entries, including a
set of 144,233 common words, a set of 45,176 proper names (including person
names, family names, cities, streets, companies and brand names) and a list
of 13,068 special application words. The lexicon is provided in XML format
and includes phonetic transcriptions in SAMPA. For more information, see:
http://catalog.elra.info/product_info.php?products_id=1039

ELRA-S0256 LC-STAR Mandarin Chinese Phonetic lexicon:
The LC-STAR Mandarin Chinese Phonetic lexicon comprises 104,368 entries,
including a set of 38,098 common words, a set of 57,528 proper names
(including person names, family names, cities, streets, companies and brand
names) and a list of 7,522 special application words. The lexicon is
provided in XML format and includes phonetic transcriptions in SAMPA. For
more information, see:
http://catalog.elra.info/product_info.php?products_id=1040

ELRA-S0257 LC-STAR English-Finnish Bilingual Aligned Phrasal lexicon:
The LC-STAR English-Finnish Bilingual Aligned Phrasal lexicon comprises
10,520 phrases from the tourist domain. It is based on a list of short
sentences obtained by translation from US-English 10,518 phrasal corpus.
The lexicon is provided in XML format. For more information, see:
http://catalog.elra.info/product_info.php?products_id=1041

For more information on the catalogue, please contact Valérie Mapelli
mailto:mapelli@elda.org

Visit our on-line catalogue: http://catalog.elra.info.
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Lexicography

Language Specialty: Chinese, Mandarin
English
Finnish

LL Issue: 18.3689
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007

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