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

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

An Environment for Testing Prosodic and Phonetic Transcriptions

Johan Frid

Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Lund University, Sweden

An interactive speech transcription tool is described. Segmental and tonal transcription may be performed, and the transcriber may get instant feedback on the accuracy and adequacy of the transcription by synthesizing a speech waveform on the fly with the segmental and tonal transcriptions as input. This speech sound may then be examined auditorily. Transcription labels may be moved by simple drag-and-drop, and the tonal transcription is related to a model of an F0 contour, which is immediately updated as labels are added, deleted or changed. Different phonetic realizations of the tonal labels are possible, which has been utilized to implement different dialectal variants of Swedish intonation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Frid, Johan (1999): "An environment for testing prosodic and phonetic transcriptions", In ICPhS-14, 2319-2322.