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Title: ELRA - Language Resources Catalogue - Update
Submitter: Helene Mazo
Description: ELRA is happy to announce that 2 new Speech Resources are now available in
its catalogue:

ELRA-S0292 Danish EUROM1 (EUROM1_D)
EUROM1 is the first really multilingual speech database produced in Europe.
Over 60 speakers per language pronounced numbers, sentences, isolated words
using close talking microphone.
For more information, see:
http://catalog.elra.info/product_info.php?products_id=1087

ELRA-S0293 The HIWIRE database, a noisy and non-native English speech
corpus for cockpit communication The database contains 8,099 English
utterances pronounced by non-native speakers (31 French, 20 Greek, 20
Italian, and 10 Spanish speakers). The collected utterances correspond to
human input in a command and control aeronautics application. The data was
recorded in studio with a close-talking microphone and real noise recorded
in an airplane cockpit was artificially added to the data. The signals are
provided in clean (studio recordings with close talking microphone), low,
mid and high noise conditions. The three noise levels correspond
approximately to signal-to-noise ratios of 10dB, 5dB and -5 dB respectively.
For more information, see:
http://catalog.elra.info/product_info.php?products_id=1088

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

Visit our On-line Catalogue:
http://catalog.elra.info
Visit the Universal Catalogue:
http://universal.elra.info
Archives of ELRA Language Resources Catalogue Updates:
http://www.elra.info/LRs-Announcements.html
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

LL Issue: 19.3665
Date Posted: 01-Dec-2008

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