LINGUIST List 17.3422

Tue Nov 21 2006

Software: ELRA Catalogue: Speech Resources from NEOLOGOS

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Directory         1.    Helene Mazo, ELRA Catalogue: Speech Resources from NEOLOGOS


Message 1: ELRA Catalogue: Speech Resources from NEOLOGOS
Date: 20-Nov-2006
From: Helene Mazo <mazoelda.org>
Subject: ELRA Catalogue: Speech Resources from NEOLOGOS


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: http://catalog.elra.info/product_info.php?products_id=890

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

ELRA-S0227 PAIDIALOGOS (NEOLOGOS Project) 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 mailto:mapellielda.org

About NEOLOGOS 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 AND IDIOLOGOS databases.

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 network.

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: http://www.technolangue.net.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics Computational Linguistics