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avsa242-20071208-en1-cc
User: avsa242
Date: 12/8/2007 8:20 pm
Views: 2106
Rating: 28

Speaker Characteristics:


Gender: male
Age range: adult
Pronunciation dialect: General American English

Recording Information:


Microphone make: Silicon Graphics Incorporated
Microphone type: Unknown Desktop/Workstation
Audio card make: nVidia/Realtek
Audio card type: Integrated
Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.3-beta
O/S: Ubuntu Gutsy Linux 2.6.22-14-generic amd64

File Info:


File type: wav
Sampling rate: 48kHz
Sample rate format: 16bit
Number of channels: 1
Audio Processing: n
If yes, please describe:

 

License:

Copyright (C) 2007  Jesse M. Burt

These files are free software; you can redistribute them and/or
modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

These files are distributed in the hope that they will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

Transcriptions:

cc-01 Well, here's a story for you: Sarah Perry was a veterinary nurse
cc-02 who had been working daily at an old zoo in a deserted district of the territory,
cc-03 so she was very happy to start a new job at a superb private practice
cc-04 in north square near the Duke Street Tower.
cc-05 That area was much nearer for her and more to her liking.
cc-06 Even so, on her first morning, she felt stressed.
cc-07 She ate a bowl of porridge, checked herself in the mirror
cc-08 and washed her face in a hurry. Then she put on a plain yellow dress
cc-09 and a fleece jacket, picked up her kit and headed for work.
cc-10 When she got there, there was a woman with a goose waiting for her.
cc-11 The woman gave Sarah an official letter from the vet.
cc-12 The letter implied that the animal could be suffering from a rare form
cc-13 of foot and mouth disease, which was surprising,
cc-14  because normally you would only expect to see it in a dog or a goat.
cc-15 Sarah was sentimental, so this made her feel sorry for the beautiful bird.
cc-16 Before long, that itchy goose began to strut around the office like a lunatic,
cc-17 which made an unsanitary mess.
cc-18 The goose's owner, Mary Harrison, kept calling, "Comma, Comma,"
cc-19 which Sarah thought was an odd choice for a name.
cc-20 Comma was strong and huge, so it would take some force to trap her,
cc-21 but Sarah had a different idea.
cc-22 First she tried gently stroking the goose's lower back with her palm,
cc-23 then singing a tune to her. Finally, she administered ether.
cc-24  Her efforts were not futile. In no time, the goose began to tire,
cc-25  so Sarah was able to hold onto Comma and give her a relaxing bath.
cc-26 Once Sarah had managed to bathe the goose, she wiped her off with a cloth
cc-27 and laid her on her right side. Then Sarah confirmed the vet's diagnosis.
cc-28 Almost immediately, she remembered an effective treatment
cc-29 that required her to measure out a lot of medicine.
cc-30 Sarah warned that this course of treatment might be expensive -
cc-31 either five or six times the cost of penicillin.
cc-32 I can't imagine paying so much, but Mrs. Harrison - a millionaire lawyer -
cc-33 thought it was a fair price for a cure.
cc-34 Comma Gets a Cure and derivative works may be used freely for any purpose
cc-35 without special permission provided the present sentence
cc-36 and the following copyright notification accompany the passage in print,
cc-37 if reproduced in print, and in audio format in the case of a sound recording:
cc-38 Copyright 2000 Douglas N. Honorof, Jill McCullough & Barbara Somerville.
cc-39 All rights reserved.

--- (Edited on 12/8/2007 8:20 pm [GMT-0600] by avsa242) ---

avsa242-20071208.tgz avsa242-20071208.tgz

Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: avsa242-20071208-en1-cc
User: kmaclean
Date: 12/9/2007 1:23 pm
Views: 125
Rating: 15

Hi avasa242,

Thanks for your submission!

Here is the link to your audio in the VoxForge Speech Corpus:

[   ] avsa242-20071208.tgz 09-Dec-2007 11:05 15.9M

Ken 

--- (Edited on 12/9/2007 2:23 pm [GMT-0500] by kmaclean) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: avsa242-20071208-en1-cc
User: avsa242
Date: 12/9/2007 2:16 pm
Views: 127
Rating: 13

Hi Ken,

 Hey no problem. :) I jumped on it when I tried Gnome Voice Control without success and got led to voxforge. The transcribing is definitely more challenging than it sounds; you just don't realize how unclear your voice is 'till you record a few samples, hehe. I had all sorts of breath noises, etc. and had to go back and re-do most of them. I was in error about the mic though - the base says Sun (i.e., Sun Micro.) on it, not SGI. I only hope the samples were clear enough...I'd be happy to produce more if you think they are adequate. Don't hesitate to let me know of anything that needs improvement.

Cheers,

Jesse 

--- (Edited on 12/9/2007 2:16 pm [GMT-0600] by avsa242) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: avsa242-20071208-en1-cc
User: kmaclean
Date: 12/9/2007 6:57 pm
Views: 338
Rating: 19

Hi Jesse, 

>The transcribing is definitely more challenging than it sounds;

only at first ... after a few submissions, it will get much quicker  :) 

>I was in error about the mic though - the base says Sun (i.e., Sun Micro.) on it, not SGI.

Thanks, I'll correct this in the corpus. 

>I only hope the samples were clear enough...I'd be happy to produce more if you think they are adequate.

Your recordings were very clear.  If you have the time and the inclination, we'd appreciate any contribution you can make! 

>Don't hesitate to let me know of anything that needs improvement.

will do,

thanks again,

Ken 

--- (Edited on 12/9/2007 7:57 pm [GMT-0500] by kmaclean) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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