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VoxForge Reading Question
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/20/2011 11:01 pm
Views: 4090
Rating: 19

John asks:

 Hello.

 Thanks for all the work you guys put into creating an open source
 Acoustic Model.

 I would like to contribute and in order to do that properly I would
 like to know more about what you need.

 If I record a reading should I read it with tone and inflection as if
 I am reading it for someones entertainment? Or should I just be
 pronouncing each word and leave it at that?

 Also, can I submit anything that is public domain and I have a
 transcript of or should it be something from the LibriVox project and
 only that project?

 Thanks.

Re: VoxForge Reading Question
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/20/2011 11:01 pm
Views: 193
Rating: 18

my reply:

HI John,

 If I record a reading should I read it with tone and inflection as if
 I am reading it for someones entertainment? Or should I just be
 pronouncing each word and leave it at that?
Read as you normally would read a letter to someone else.
 
 Also, can I submit anything that is public domain and I have a
 transcript of or should it be something from the LibriVox project and
 only that project?
Public domain is OK. 
I'd like to include this thread in the VoxForge forum, please let me know if that is OK.
thanks,
Ken

Re: VoxForge Reading Question
User: Catbells
Date: 6/4/2011 3:38 am
Views: 173
Rating: 19

Ken


I'm afraid I'm no wiser after your response.

If I were reading a letter to someone, I would read with inflection for my enjoyment and theirs, but many people would read a letter with very little inflection.  I understand to inflection to be the technique of an actor adding interest to his lines.

I've just bought Dragon Dictate to help me with my homework.  I'm finding that I have very little inflection when I'm using it.

Sorry to be slow on the uptake, but would you mind clarifying.

Re: VoxForge Reading Question
User: kmaclean
Date: 6/4/2011 10:27 am
Views: 213
Rating: 19

> I would read with inflection for my enjoyment and theirs, but

>many people would read a letter with very little inflection.

your choice - we need all diferent kinds of speech.  

Inflection would give us speech more similar to natural speech, presumably more suited to dictation, non-inflected speech is fine for command and control applications.

 

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