Press Release - Immediate
Paris, France, June 29, 2020
ELRA announces that MEDIA data are now available for free for academic research
Further to the request of the HLT French community to foster evaluation activities for man-machine dialogue systems for French language, ELRA has decided to provide a free access to the MEDIA speech corpora and evaluation package for academic research purposes.
The MEDIA data can be found in the ELRA Catalogue under the following references:
- ELRA-E0024 MEDIA Evaluation Package
- ELRA-S0272 MEDIA speech database for French
- ELRA-S0371 PortMedia French and Italian corpus
Data available from the ELRA Catalogue can be obtained easily by contacting ELRA.
The MEDIA project was carried out within the framework of Technolangue, the French national research programme funded by the French Ministry of Research and New Technologies (MRNT) with the objective of running a campaign for the evaluation of man-machine dialogue systems for French. The campaign was distributed over two actions: an evaluation taking into account the dialogue context and an evaluation not taking into account the dialogue context.
PortMedia was a follow up project supported by the French Research Agency (ANR). The French and Italian corpus was produced by ELDA, with the same paradigm and specifications as the MEDIA speech database but on a different domain.
For more information and/or questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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