The Big Australian Speech Corpus: An audio-visual speech corpus of Australian English [ 2010 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Burnham Prof Denis K; Dr Felicity M Cox; Prof Andrew R Butcher; A/Prof Janet M Fletcher; Prof Michael Wagner; Dr Julien R Epps; Dr John C Ingram; Dr Joanne Arciuli; Dr Roberto Togneri; Dr Philip J Rose; Dr Nenagh M Kemp; Prof Anne Cutler; Prof Robert Dale

Brief description Contemporary speech science and technology are driven by the availability of large speech corpora. While audio databases exist for languages spoken in America, Europe and Japan, there is currently no large auditory-visual database of spoken language, and certainly not one for Australian English. Here we will establish the Big Australian Speech Corpus, which will support a speech science research and development using Australian English and facilitate the development of Australian speech technology applications from automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech synthesis used in taxi and other ordering services, to hearing prostheses and talking head aids for learning-impaired children, and a range of security and forensic applications.

Funding Amount $650,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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