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Recommendations on recording strategies


Let us summarise the introduction by the following recommendations:

  1. Try to follow one of two strategies: consider either all possible task-specific recording conditions (``real-life speech'') or as few deviations from ``standard'' high-quality conditions as possible in order to gather speech signals that are as clean as possible (``flawless speech'' ). Both strategies can prove to be ``optimal'' for specific tasks, but a compromise will not.
  2. In case of flawless speech : artificial recording conditions should not affect the speaker's behaviour.
  3. In case of real-life speech: keep a record of all recording conditions, including the task-specific ones.
  4. Consider the relevant recording and signal processing standards and recommendations.

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