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Title: Speech Resources from NEOLOGOS in ELRA Catalogue
Submitter: Helene Mazo
Description: ELRA is happy to announce the publication of the Speech resources resulting
from the NEOLOGOS project in its catalogue.

ELRA-S0226-01 IDIOLOGOS 1 'Bootstrap' (NEOLOGOS Project)
It contains the recordings of 1,000 French adult speakers (470 males and
530 females) recorded over the French fixed telephone network. The speakers
uttered 45 phonetically rich sentences.
The 45 sentences were the same for all speakers. See:

ELRA-S0226-02 IDIOLOGOS 2 'Eingenspeakers' (NEOLOGOS Project)
It contains the recordings of 200 French adult speakers (97 males and 103
females) recorded over the French fixed telephone network. The speakers
uttered 45 sentences per call with 10 calls per speaker.
The 450 sentences per speaker are common to all speakers. Speakers were
selected from the IDIOLOGOS 1 'Bootstrap' (ELRA-S0226-01) database.
See: http://catalog.elra.info/product_info.php?products_id=891

It contains 37,364 utterances from 1,010 French child and teenage speakers
(510 males and 500 females) recorded over the French fixed telephone network.
See: http://catalog.elra.info/product_info.php?products_id=893

For more information on the catalogue, please contact Valérie Mapelli

NEOLOGOS, a project funded by the French government within the Technolangue
programme aimed at designing speech resources for the development and the
assessment of French speech recognition and speech synthesis systems: the

PAIDIALOGOS is the result of a collection of French child and teenage
voices, aged 7 to 17, equally divided into boys and girls, and
representative of the different regions in France. 350 speakers were
recorded over the GSM telephone network and 650 over the fixed telephone

IDIOLOGOS tried to optimize the database contents in terms of diversity of
the recorded voices, while reducing the number of recorded speakers. Its
goal was to build a reference database for French adult voices.

A description of the project is available at:
http://www.technolangue.net/article.php3?id_article=83 (in French only).

About Technolangue
Technolangue is a French inter-ministerial-funded action (Ministry of
Research and New Technologies, Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Culture
and Communication). This programme provides access to a number of tools and
data necessary to develop technologies and to enable the use of standard
methodologies in the field.

For more information on the Technolangue programme, please visit:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics

LL Issue: 17.3422
Date Posted: 21-Nov-2006

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