after 3 weeks og tweaterring around, I finally get 1500 hours of speech ready to feed into sphinx. My estimate for the training is 1 month (at least). no more athena help... Hmm, therotically, I can log into a few athena machines and use it in my cluster, but I'd have to stay in front of the machine all the time.
And, distribute on the internet wouldn't work, given the huge data size. oh, well, we shall see.
1 year ago