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A new database project has been launched in Estonia last year. It aims the collection of telephone speech from a large number of speakers for speech and speaker recognition purposes. Up to 2000 speakers are expected to participate in recordings. SpeechDat databases, especially Finnish SpeechDat, have been chosen as a prototype for the Estonian database. It(More)
A seismic reflection, gravity, and aeromagnetic reconnaissance was made in the Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica, during the 1965-66 austral summer. Prominent ice streams located between the Neptune and Patuxent Ranges and east of the Forrestal Range overlie channels in the rock surface 2000 meters below sea level which are probably of glacial origin. Seismic(More)
This paper deals with the perceptual assessment of Russian-accented Estonian. Speech samples were recorded from 20 speakers with a Russian background; clips of about 20 seconds from each speaker were selected for this perceptual study. The accentedness was rated in two tests: first, 20 native Estonian speakers judged the samples and rated the degree of(More)