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Jan Hajič, Petr Pajas, Pavel Ircing, Jan Romportl, Nino Peterek, Miroslav Spousta, Silvie Cinková, Marie Mikulová, Josef Psutka


We owe the initial idea to Frederick Jelinek, a pioneer in the field of automatic speech recognition and natural language processing, a beloved teacher and on the whole a dazzling personality. He and his graduate student, Erin Fitzgerald, started their work at the spontaneous speech reconstruction with us here in Prague (see Related Work). Fred has unfortunately not lived to see the release of this CD, but we hope that he would have had fun using it.

We would like to thank all the people who made the manual transcriptions and created the speech-reconstruction layer:

We are immensely grateful to all of them for the excellent job they have done.

Many thanks go also to David Benyon, Oli Mival, Jay Bradley and Néna-Roa Seiler from the Napier University in Edinburgh, UK for allowing us to use their English recordings.

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