End of ADS-L Digest - 19 May 1996 to 20 May 1996 ************************************************ There are 2 messages totalling 84 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. linguistic data consortium 2. NEW WEB SITE!! AMAZING $$$ OPPORTUNITY! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 06:12:29 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: linguistic data consortium perhaps this will be of interest to some. from the humanist list: ------- Forwarded Message Follows ------- Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 35. Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers) Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/ --------------------- Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 08:24:24 -0400 From: LDC Office Announcing a NEW RELEASE from the LINGUISTIC DATA CONSORTIUM Radio Broadcast News Continuous Speech Recognition Corpus (Hub-4) This set of CD-ROMs contains all of the speech data provided to sites participating in the DARPA CSR November 1995 Hub-4 (Radio) Broadcast News tests. The data consists of digitized waveforms of MarketPlace (tm) business news radio shows provided by KUSC through an agreement with the Linguistic Data Consortium, and detailed transcriptions of those broadcasts. The software NIST used to process and score the output of the test systems is also included. The data is organized as follows: CD26-1: Training Data-Ten complete half-hour broadcasts with minimally-verified transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned with the waveforms at the story-boundary level. CD26-2: Development-Test Data-Six complete half-hour broadcasts with verified transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned with the waveforms at the story-and turn-boundary level. Index files have been included which specify how the data may be partitioned into 2 test sets. CD26-6 Evaluation-Test Data-Five complete half-hour broadcasts with verified/adjudicated transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned with the waveforms at the story-, turn-, and music-boundary level. An index file has been included which specifies how the data was partitioned into the test set used in the CSR 1995 Hub-4 tests. Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 1996 Membership Year will be able to receive a copy of the Radio Broadcast News at no additional charge, in the same manner as all other text and speech corpora published by the LDC. Nonmembers can receive a copy of this corpus for research purposes only for a fee of $2500. If you would like to order a copy of this corpus, please email your request to ldc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]unagi.cis.upenn.edu. 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) 898-0464. Further information about the LDC and its available corpora can be accessed on the Linguistic Data Consortium WWW Home Page at URL http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~ldc. Information is also available via ftp at ftp.cis.upenn.edu under pub/ldc; for ftp access, please use "anonymous" as your login name, and give your email address when asked for password.