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		European Language Resources Association
			       ELRA News

		     *** ELRA NEW RESOURCES ***

We are happy to announce new resources available via ELRA:

- Telephone Speech Resources
ELRA-S0094 Czech SpeechDat(E) Database
ELRA-S0095 Slovak SpeechDat(E) Database
ELRA-S0096 German SpeechDat(II) MDB-1000 Database

- Written Corpus
ELRA-W0026 PAROLE Irish Corpus

A short description of each database is given below.
Detailed information can be found on the following Website:

- ELRA-S0094 Czech SpeechDat(E) Database
This database comprises 1052 Czech speakers (526 males,
526 females) recorded over the Czech fixed telephone network.
- ELRA-S0095 Slovak SpeechDat(E) Database
This database comprises 1000 Slovak speakers (498 males,
502 females) recorded over the Slovak fixed telephone network.
- ELRA-S0096 German SpeechDat(II) MDB-1000
This database comprises 1295 German speakers (663 males,
610 females, 22 speakers with gender not specified) recorded
over the German mobile telephone network.
ELRA-W0026 PAROLE Irish Corpus
This corpus consists of over 8 million words The text is
marked-up in accordance with the  PAROLE encoding standard.
All the files are in SGML format with a detailed header  and the
body of the text tagged to paragraph level. A subset of the corpus
is morpho-syntactically tagged. Included in this distribution is
approximately 3,000 manually checked words.

For further information, please contact:

      ELRA/ELDA	               Tel  +33 01 43 13 33 33
      55-57 rue Brillat-Savarin         Fax  +33 01 43 13 33 30
      F-75013 Paris, France           E-mail  mapelli at

or visit our Web site:

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