The development of BEA
In the first phase of development, started in the autumn of 2007, the database was designed, an up-to-date recording environment was created, content-related criteria were determined, transcription strategies were defined, transcribers were trained, fifteen pilot recordings were prepared and preliminarily transcribed.
In January 2008 the main body of the project was launched with recording sessions and the transcription of the recorded material. In the first three months, fifteen hours of speech material were recorded and the project proceeds continuously.
The final aim is to prepare a digitally stored mass of speech material recorded with the participation of 500 subjects, made electronically accessible for polling according to a number of criteria, and supplied with the corresponding transcriptions.