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               Announcing a NEW RELEASE from the
                   LINGUISTIC DATA CONSORTIUM
 
         DCIEM SLEEP DEPRIVATION STUDY: MAP TASK DIALOGUES
 
This set of CD-ROMs contains the materials used to collect all 216
spoken dialogues digital audio, orthographic transcriptions,
documentation, and source code for tools.  The dialogues were selected
to provide balanced representation at different points in a sleep
deprivation experiment.
 
The materials have been designed to be easily accessible to users with
different equipment and a variety of needs, from those who merely wish
to generate hardcopies of the orthographic transcriptions to those who
require computational analyses of the speech material.  All the text
files (transcriptions and documentation) should be readable and
printable via most systems that can be connected to a CD-ROM reader.
The maps are intended for printing via POSTSCRIPT printers, and the
speech files are provided with human-readable standard headers, enabling
them to be played by a wide range of environments for processing sampled
speech.
 
Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 1996 membership
year will receive DCIEM/HCRC on request at no additional charge, in the
same manner as all other text and speech corpora published by the LDC.
 
Nonmembers can receive a copy of DCIEM/HCRC for research purposes only
for a fee of $5000. If you would like to order a copy of this corpus,
please email your request to [log in to unmask] If you need
additional information before placing your order, or would like to
inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email or call (215)
898-0464.
 
Further information about the LDC and its available corpora can be
accessed on the Linguistic Data Consortium WWW Home Page at URL
http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/. Information is also available via ftp at
ftp.cis.upenn.edu under pub/ldc; for ftp access, please use "anonymous"
as your login name, and give your email address when asked for password.