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The Parrot Goes Mad and other highlights from ‘Mining a Year of Speech’

Mining a Year of Speech is one of the projects in the Digging into Data Programme.

Its aim is to transcribe and then analyse a huge corpus of spoken language, using the massive quantity of the corpus to ask questions about the nature of speech and language

Image from VADS Spellman Music Cover Collection, http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=63453&sos=0

A launch event was held last week, involving some fascinating presentations and soundclips, which give an excellent insight into the benefits to be drawn from the analysis of massive amounts of digitised audio. There is also a parrot going mad.

Images from Spellman Collection of Victorian Music Covers, hosted at VADS.

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