Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 13:09:19 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: 6.1313, Qs: Logic/Pragmatics, Dialect Samples, Russian Velars A cross-posting from Linguist List of possible interest... ----------------------------Original message---------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- LINGUIST List: Vol-6-1313. Tue Sep 26 1995. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines: 127 Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 10:25:16 CDT From: wendi[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (Wendi K Halstead) Subject: Russian Velars ---------------------------------Messages------------------------------------ Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 15:50:03 BST From: kuehnle[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ("KUEHNLE") Subject: American English Dialect Samples Dear Linguist Subscribers, I am posting this for a colleague here at Daimler-Benz research who is interested in quantifying the performance of a speech recognition system for cars. We are interested in getting a representative sample of American English dialects to train the system and wonder how to do this. Ideally, we would like to record speakers at less than 10 locations in the US and accumulate between 50 and 100 samples. The speakers will all read from the same list of target words. Our question is: at what locations should we do this ? Do you feel that a representative sampling is possible with this number of speakers ? Any other hints ? Please reply directly to my colleague: reh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] We will post a summary to the list. Many thanks for your help, A. Kuehnle ------------------------------------------------------------------------ LINGUIST List: Vol-6-1313.