Bizkaifon (Bizkaieraren Fonoteka)
Bizkaifon contains sound archives and associated information of dialectal varieties of spoken Basque. The database was collected by the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of the Basque Country, with the financial help of the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia. It consists of 21 hours of spontaneous and read speech, recorded over a microphone in a room, for Bizcayan Basque linguistic and phonetic research. The database is stored on 5 CDs. It includes four different types of material:
- 267 archives of popular literature (popular knowledge, songs and folklore).
- 797 texts.
- 1788 grammatically complete sentences.
- 11569 isolated words.
The database is structured as follows: sound files (.WAV) placed in different directories, with, for each sound file, a text TEI SGML file which stores data according to the TEI Consortium P4 recommendations (Text Encoding Initiative, 1994), and a binary file containing the same data as the SGML, stored in a format that grants faster access to the data. Speech is transcribed orthographically into standard and dialectal Basque.
For more information: http://bizkaifon.ehu.es/ahoweb/
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