LREC 2000 2nd International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation

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Title SPEECON - Speech Data for Consumer Devices
Authors Siemund Rainer (Philips Speech Processing)
Höge Harald (Siemens AG, München, Germany)
Kunzmann Siegfried (IBM)
Marasek Krzysztof (SONY)
Keywords Acoustic Adaptation, Consumer Electronics, Data Collection, Information Society, Speech Recognition
Session Session SP3 - Spoken Language Resources' Projects
Full Paper, 63.pdf
Abstract SPEECON, launched in February 2000, is a project focusing on collecting linguistic data for speech recogniser training. Put into action by an industrial consortium, it promotes the development of voice controlled consumer applications such as television sets, video recorders, audio equipment, toys, information kiosks, mobile phones, palmtop computers and car navigation kits. During the lifetime of the project, scheduled to last two years, partners will collect speech data for 18 languages or dialectal zones, including most of the languages spoken in the EU. Attention will also be devoted to research into the environment of the recordings, which are, like the typical surroundings of CE applications, at home, in the office, in public places or in moving vehicles. The following pages will give a brief overview of the workplan for the months to come.