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English Speech Files

User: Robin
Date: 2/17/2007 2:08 pm
Views: 1804
Rating: 9

Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: male;
Age range: adult;
Pronunciation dialect: British English (mother tongue is Dutch).

Recording Information:

Microphone: USB Desktop boom microphone Logitech;
Audio Card: USB Desktop boom microphone Logitech;
Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.2.6;
O/S: Windows XP.

File Info:

File type: wav;
Sampling rate: 48kHz;
Sample rate format: 16bit;
Number of channels: 1.


vf3-01 What if she did not come to the rock
vf3-02 His face was streaming with blood
vf3-03 A shadow was creeping over Pierre's eyes
vf3-04 Scarcely had he uttered the name when Pierre's closing eyes shot open
vf3-05 A trickle of fresh blood ran over his face
vf3-06 Death had come with terrible suddenness
vf3-07 Philip bent lower, and stared into the face of the dead man
vf3-08 He made sure that the magazine was loaded, and resumed his paddling
vf3-09 The nightglow was treacherous to shoot by
vf3-10 The singing voice approached rapidly
vf3-11 His blood grew hot with rage at the thought
vf3-12 He went down in midstream, searching the shadows of both shores
vf3-13 For a full minute he crouched and listened
vf3-14 He had barely entered this when he saw the glow of a fire
vf3-15 A big canvas tent was the first thing to come within his vision
vf3-16 Perhaps she had already met her fate a little deeper in the forest
vf3-17 Then you can arrange yourself comfortably among these robes in the bow
vf3-18 Shall I carry you
vf3-19 A maddening joy pounded in his brain
vf3-20 You must sleep, he urged
vf3-21 You, you would not keep the truth from me
vf3-22 He will follow us soon
vf3-23 But there came no promise from the bow of the canoe
vf3-24 She was sleeping under his protection as sweetly as a child
vf3-25 Only, it is so wonderful, so almost impossible to believe
vf3-26 The emotion which she had suppressed burst forth now in a choking sob
vf3-27 If you only could know how I thank you
vf3-28 He waded into the edge of the water and began scrubbing himself
vf3-29 Do you know that you are shaking my confidence in you
vf3-30 Much, replied Jeanne, as tersely
vf3-31 Instead, he joined her; and they ate like two hungry children
vf3-32 He was wounded in the arm
vf3-33 I suppose you picked that lingo up among the Indians
vf3-34 Her words sent a strange chill through Philip
vf3-35 He had no excuse for the feelings which were aroused in him
vf3-36 Was it the rendezvous of those who were striving to work his ruin
vf3-37 She added, with genuine sympathy in her face and voice
vf3-38 Pierre obeys me when we are together
vf3-39 Jeanne was turning the bow shoreward
vf3-40 My right foot feels like that of a Chinese debutante


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--- (Edited on 2/17/2007 2:08 pm [GMT-0600] by Robin) ---
Re: robin-20070217-vf3
User: kmaclean
Date: 2/21/2007 8:39 am
Views: 220
Rating: 21

Hi Robin,

Thanks for the submission. 

An quick way to find out if your submission has been incorporated into the VoxForge Acoustic Model is to download the latest Nightly Build, and look at the  master_prompts file.  If you scroll to the end of it, you should see your prompt listings. 

For example, the last two lines of the master prompts file contained in today's Nightly Build (HTK_AcousticModel-2007-02-21_16kHz_16bit_MFCC_O_D.tgz) are as follows:

../../../Audio/MFCC/16kHz_16bit/MFCC_0_D/robin-20070217-vf3/mfc/vf3-39 JEANNE WAS TURNING THE BOW SHOREWARD
../../../Audio/MFCC/16kHz_16bit/MFCC_0_D/robin-20070217-vf3/mfc/vf3-40 MY RIGHT FOOT FEELS LIKE THAT OF A CHINESE DEBUTANTE

These entries are taken from the prompts file you submitted with your original submission, as follows:

vf3-39 Jeanne was turning the bow shoreward
vf3-40 My right foot feels like that of a Chinese debutante

Basically the Acoustic Model creation script adds a path to the MFCC files generated from your speech audio files, and the prompt words are cleaned up a bit so that the HTK scripts can process them.



--- (Edited on 2/21/2007 9:39 am [GMT-0500] by kmaclean) ---

Re: robin-20070217-vf3
User: Robin
Date: 2/26/2007 5:05 pm
Views: 221
Rating: 18

Hi Ken,


You're welcome and I'll keep contributing. I think this might turn out to be a very useful project for the open source community. I'm sure that when everyone with an interest in speech recognition on operating systems other than windows would contribute a couple of minutes we'll have good open source language models in no time at all.


As the project is relatively young it needs a couple of 'noble idiots' to achieve the first results and that role suits me well!


Glad to hear that you're not building the model by hand in the middle of the night and thanks for sharing some of your knowledge.


Good luck!


--- (Edited on 2/26/2007 5:05 pm [GMT-0600] by Robin) ---

Re: robin-20070217-vf3
User: kmaclean
Date: 2/28/2007 8:35 am
Views: 395
Rating: 10

Hi Robin,

Thanks again for all the submissions.

With respect to your self-characterization of being a 'noble-idiot, note that the only difference between you and me is that I've spent a bit more time fiddling with Open Source Speech Recognition Engines.  



--- (Edited on 2/28/2007 9:35 am [GMT-0500] by kmaclean) ---