Linguistic Study at LDC

David Miller damiller at UNAGI.CIS.UPENN.EDU
Wed Dec 4 16:13:27 UTC 2002


The Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania
( needs participants for FISHER, a new telephone speech
study to be conducted in the Early Winter 2002-2003.  In contrast to prior
regional studies (Switchboard), FISHER will be national (North America).
The FISHER project will be undertaken to support linguistic research,
technology development and education.  All calls will be recorded for these
purposes.  Particpant Identities will be kept strictly confidential and not
released with the data.

FISHER participants will take part in 1 to 3 telephone calls talking to
other participants on suggested topics for ten minutes.  FISHER topics can
be found at the URL below:

A robot operator will initiate all calls. Particpants need only answer
their phones at the time they specify during the registration process.

Participants will be compensated $10 per call.  In addition, for each call
made, participants will be eligble for 1 chance at (3) $1000.00 lottery

To register for this study please see the following page:

or call 1 800 380 PENN, to register and for more information


Dr. David Miller
FISHER Project Manager

David Miller                             Linguistic Data Consortium
(215) 573-9458                         3600 Market Street - Ste. 810
damiller at                         Philadelphia, PA 19104

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