14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Sound Databases in the Phonetic Studies

Pavel A. Skrelin, Andrey O. Talanov

Department of Phonetics, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

Sound databases is a comfortable means for organization and storage of the digitized sound material. Three types of sound databases developed at the Department of Phonetics of Saint- Petersburg State University make it possible to handle various types of sound material used in phonetic research. Their structural differences are defined by the differences of the units chosen for storage and description.
   Databases of the first type (Sound Archives) are designed for big corpora. The description of such storage unit refers to the whole text. The database of the second type (Speech Corpus) is desighed for the storage of the phonetically balanced material (text). The storage and description unit in this case is the syllable. The database of the third type (Allophone Database) is designed for the storage of all theoretically possible Russian allophones with the allophone as the storage and description unit.

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Bibliographic reference.  Skrelin, Pavel A. / Talanov, Andrey O. (1999): "Sound databases in the phonetic studies", In ICPhS-14, 1213-1216.