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Title: ELRA - Language Resources Catalogue - Update
Submitter: Helene MAZO
Description: ELRA is happy to announce that 1 new Evaluation Package and 2 Speech
Resources are now available in its catalogue:

ELRA-E0033 CHIL 2007 Evaluation Package
The CHIL Seminars are scientific presentations given by students, faculty
members or invited speakers in the field of multimodal interfaces and
speech processing. The language is European English spoken by non native
speakers. The recordings comprise the following: videos of the speaker and
the audience from 4 fixed cameras, frontal close ups of the speaker, close
talking and far-field microphone data of the speaker’s voice and background

The CHIL 2007 Evaluation Package consists of:
1) A set of audiovisual recordings of interactive seminars. The recordings
were done between June and September 2006 according to the “CHIL Room
Setup” specification.
2) Video annotations.
3) Orthographic transcriptions.
For more information, see:

ELRA-S0297 Hungarian Speecon Database
The Hungarian Speecon database comprises the recordings of 555 adult
Hungarian speakers and 50 child Hungarian speakers who uttered respectively
over 290 items and 210 items (read and spontaneous).
For more information, see:

ELRA-S0298 Czech Speecon Database
The Czech Speecon database comprises the recordings of 550 adult Czech
speakers and 50 child Czech speakers who uttered respectively over 290
items and 210 items (read and spontaneous).
For more information, see:

For more information on the catalogue, please contact Valérie Mapelli

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

Language Specialty: Czech

LL Issue: 20.1083
Date Posted: 25-Mar-2009

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