27.2. General speech resources

The network is a vast resource of information but it is not always easy to find what you are looking for.

Indexes to speech related information are available. The comp.speech frequently asked questions maintain by Andrew Hunt, is an excellent constantly updated list of information and resrouces available for speech recognition and synthesis. It is available in html format from

Australia: http://www.speech.su.oz.au/comp.speech/
UK: http://svr-www.eng.cam.ac.uk/comp.speech/
Japan: http://www.itl.atr.co.jp/comp.speech/
USA: http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/comp.speech/

The Linguistics Data Consortium (LDC), although expensive, offers many speech resources including lexicons and databases suitable for synthesis work. There web page is http://www.ldc.upenn.edu A similar organization is the European Language Resources Association http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/home.html which is based in Europe. Both these home pages have links to other potential resources.

to be added:
  recording and EGG information