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Re: [AUDITORY] Foreign connected speech databases wanted
On Nov 10, 2013 6:05 AM, "Bruno L. Giordano" <brungio@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I am looking for databases of foreign connected speech. Target languages would include anything that is unlikely to be understood by most of the experiment participants one normally manages to get in UK universities. Examples include Finnish, Arab and Swedish.
> Importantly, for each language I am looking for both male and female speakers, and for some decent quality of the audio recordings. I am not looking for phonetic transcriptions or for insanely long excerpts (indeed our stimuli need to be 1.5 s long).
The Norwegian Language Council through the websites of the National
Library hosts three databases recorded in Swedish, Norwegian and
Danish, respectively. The quality of the recordings is rather high
and the databases are entirely free. You can find all the data at the
The documentation is in Norwegian, but perhaps google translate can help.
Hope this meets your requirements.
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication