Progress Report 8
Publication of the complete set of IViE speech data
The complete set of speech data from the IViE corpus is now available
on CD-ROM. The data come in a pack of 5 CDs, and each CD contains
data in 5 speaking styles from 6 male and 6 female speakers.
The CD pack comes with a booklet with information about the contents
of each CD (e.g. speaking styles,
the maps used in the map task, speaker initials, filenames etc.).
We have advertised the availability of the
corpus on fonetics, SproSIG and the Linguist List.
On-line version of the IViE Corpus
5/7/2001 The on-line version of the IViE Corpus which allows users to
search for and listen to individual speech files from the corpus will go on-line
early next week. Additionally, we're now
working on an internet download page for the IViE corpus. That page will allow users to
download packages of files sorted by variety and speaking style (e.g.
Belfast: free conversation or Cambridge: Map task).
Brechtje Post's contract on the IViE project has run out
(end of June 2001). She will be taking up a position in the
Experimental Psychology Department in Cambridge from September (NB:
The IViE project will come to an
end in March next year).
Presentations at conferences
Esther Grabe gave a presentation about the IViE project at the
European Science Foundation TIE/INTAS Workshop on Tone and Intonation in Europe in Vitoria-Gasteiz
in the Basque Country in June.
- Brechtje and Esther will talk about
the IViE project at uklvc
in York later this month.
View a selection of
from the Vitoria-Gasteiz presentation.
Finally, Esther will teach a course on prosodic annotation at the
ELSNET Summer school
Text and Speech Corpora in Prague (Czech Republic) this month.