LINGUIST List 12.1763

Sun Jul 8 2001

Software: (SPINE) Vo-Coder Training Audio

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  • LDC Office, Speech in Noisy Environments (SPINE) Vo-Coder Training Audio

    Message 1: Speech in Noisy Environments (SPINE) Vo-Coder Training Audio

    Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 15:47:35 -0400
    From: LDC Office <>
    Subject: Speech in Noisy Environments (SPINE) Vo-Coder Training Audio

    The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Speech in Noisy Environments (SPINE) Vo-Coder Training Audio.

    This eight CD-ROM publication contains the Speech in Noisy Environments 2 (SPINE2) Training Audio Corpus created for the Department of Defense (DoD) Digital Voice Processing Consortium (DDVPC) by Arcon Corp. The transcripts for this corpus are available in two LDC publications, Speech in Noisy Environments (SPINE1) Training Transcripts LDC2000T49 and Speech in Noisy Environments (SPINE1) Evaluation Transcripts LDC2000T54. For an example transcription please visit:

    This corpus contains a total of 260 files, one "game" each, for a rough total of 19 hours and 59 minutes (~4.6 GBytes) of audio data.

    SPINE Vo-Coder Training Audio supports the 2000 and 2001 Speech in Noisy Environments (SPINE1 and SPINE2) evaluation. The Second Speech in Noisy Environments Evaluation (SPINE2) will provide a continuing forum for assessing the state of the art and practice in speech recognition technology for noisy military environments and for exchanging information on innovative speech recognition technology in the context of fully implemented systems that perform realistic tasks.

    The evaluation will provide researchers, potential sponsors, and customers with a quantitative means to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the technologies, and the results reported on will invite customer interest in the potential utility of the technologies. More information on this evaluation is available from the Naval Research Laboratory website by visiting:

    Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 2001 Membership Year will be able to receive this corpus free of charge. Nonmembers may purchase this publication for $1600.

    If you would like to order a copy of this corpus, please email your request to <>. If you need additional information before placing your order, or would like to inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email or call (215) 573-1275.