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mfread-10122006-2
User: mfread
Date: 10/12/2006 12:01 pm
Views: 2436
Rating: 27



Speaker Characteristics:

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


Recording Information:

Microphone: Logitech Digital USB Headset;
Audio Card: Realtek AC97 Audio;
Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.2.4;
O/S: [operating system]; Windows 2000;


File Info:

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

Copyright (C) 2006  Michael Fread

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Prompts:

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a0241 I think it's much nicer to quarrel
a0242 I saw it when she rolled
a0243 I only read the quotations
a0244 He was the soul of devotion to his employers
a0245 Out of his eighteen hundred, he laid aside sixteen hundred each year
a0246 You have heard always how he was the lover of the Princess Naomi
a0247 They ought to pass here some time today
a0248 I had been sad too long already
a0249 All eyes, however, were staring at him in certitude of expectancy
a0250 He had observed the business life of Hawaii and developed a vaulting ambition
a0251 I may manage to freight a cargo back as well
a0252 O'Brien had been a clean living young man with ideals
a0253 He it was that lived to found the family of the Patino
a0254 Straight out they swam, their heads growing smaller and smaller
a0255 You won't die of malnutrition, be sure of that
a0256 See the length of the body and that elongated neck
a0257 They are coming ashore, whoever they are
a0258 Soaked in seawater they offset the heat rays
a0259 Think of investing in such an adventure
a0260 Nobody knew his history, they of the Junta least of all
a0261 I have been doubly baptized
a0262 They wouldn't be sweeping a big vessel like the Martha
a0263 Joan looked triumphantly at Sheldon, who bowed
a0264 And I hope you've got plenty of chain out, Captain Young
a0265 The discovery seemed to have been made on the spur of the moment
a0266 They handled two men already, both grub-thieves
a0267 Eli Harding asked, as Shunk started to follow
a0268 Now go ahead and tell me in a straightforward way what has happened
a0269 That's where they cut off the Scottish Chiefs and killed all hands
a0270 And after the bath a shave would not be bad
a0271 Now please give a plain statement of what occurred
a0272 You can take a vacation on pay
a0273 They are big trees and require plenty of room
a0274 And Raoul listened again to the tale of the house
a0275 There are no kiddies and half grown youths among them
a0276 Oolong Atoll was one hundred and forty miles in circumference
a0277 McCoy found a stifling, poisonous atmosphere in the pent cabin
a0278 It would give me nervous prostration
a0279 She said with chattering teeth
a0280 I'll be out of my head in fifteen minutes  

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Is the formatting on these posts coming out okay? I am pasting from a text file directly into the submission box and line endings are fine on the pasted text. But I preview it all jumbles together. If I leave the text alone and click preview again it shows the text twice in the preview, once jumbled and once not. If I change the type to html and put in html formatted text it still shows the jumbled text and then shows the html text, displaying the tags as text instead of html.

I will continue to submit and pray until I hear something saying to do otherwise. 

--- (Edited on 10/12/2006 12:01 pm [GMT-0500] by mfread) --- --- (Edited on 10/12/2006 3:42 pm [GMT-0400] by kmaclean) ---

mfread-10122006-2.zip mfread-10122006-2.zip

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: mfread-10122006-2
User: kmaclean
Date: 10/17/2006 8:40 am
Views: 246
Rating: 22

 

mfread said: "But I preview it all jumbles together. If I leave the text alone and click preview again it shows the text twice in the preview, once jumbled and once not. If I change the type to html and put in html formatted text it still shows the jumbled text and then shows the html text, displaying the tags as text instead of html."

As stated in some of my other posts, make sure to leave the content type as "Mixed Text and HTML".  Changing it to text causes problems when you post content with HTML Tags into the form.

Preview works OK for me when I leave the content type at "Mixed Text and HTML" - I've changed the text and previewed this doc many times and it previews fine.

Ken 

 

--- (Edited on 10/17/2006 11:51 am [GMT-0400] 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: mfread-10122006-2
User: kmaclean
Date: 10/17/2006 10:50 am
Views: 546
Rating: 15

Hi Michael,

BTW, with all the transcribed speech audio you submitted you should see a big improvement in recognition performance!  The VoxForge QuickStart now includes these newer models.

Let me know how you make out,

thanks, 

Ken 

--- (Edited on 10/17/2006 11:50 am [GMT-0400] 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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