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SPEECHDAT

Objective



Spoken language resources (SLR), for example annotated speech databases, pronunciation lexica and language models, are necessary both for present day speech driven applications, and for the development of a technology capable of handling real, spontaneous speech. SLR are costly to produce because high levels of skill and manpower are needed for each language. The goal of the project is to minimize these costs by creating an efficient infrastructure capable of ensuring the production of SLR for both research and product development, carrying out the distribution of such SLR taking into account quality control and reusability issues, and defining SLR for future research purposes. The above infrastructure is to be tested by launching, in collaboration with other relevant projects, an initiative aimed to bring production centres together and handle the distribution of SLR. The consortium is strongly positioned to contribute to this infrastructure and exploit its results in that it comprises leading European players in the field: telecommunications companies, speech technology providers and research centres.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Siemens AG
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 München
Germany

Participants (14)

Alcatel Italia SpA
Italy
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address

Paris
Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni SpA
Italy
Address
Via G. Reiss Romoli, 274
10148 Torino
Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA)
United Kingdom
INST. DALLE MOLLE D'INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE PERCEPTIVE
Switzerland
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
JYDSK TELEFON
Denmark
Philips GmbH
Germany
Address
Weisshausstraße 2
52066 Aachen
Portugal Telecom
Portugal
UNIV. AALBORG
Denmark
UNIV. AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
UNIV. AUTONOMA BARCELONA
Spain
UNIVERSITÄT MUNCHEN
Germany
Address

Marburg
Vocalis Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Chaston House Mill Court Great Shelford
CB2 5LD Cambridge