I was amused by ELRA‘s release of:
- Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals’ Alcohol Language Corpus
The description says “ALC contains recordings of speakers that are either intoxicated or sober.” Is there a third kind of person?
I assume they’re serious, becuase none of the posts are dated April 1.
The price is 1000 euros give or take plus VAT; ELRA jitters their prices, so the real price is 1020 euros plus VAT, though you might see if they’ll take 1019.99.
There’s even a sample labeled recording, headset, intoxicated
Here’s the README, including ASCII art logo.
Or you can read the paper:
- Schiel, F., Heinrich, Chr., Barfüßer, S., Gilg, Th. (2008). ALC – Alcohol Language Corpus. In: Proc. of LREC 2008, Marrakesch, Marokko.
What’s next, the Drunk American College Student Corpus from LDC?