15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

ProsAlign - The Automatic Prosodic Aligner

Norbert Braunschweiler

Universität Stuttgart, Germany

A computer program (ProsAlign) is presented that detects prosodic events in a given speech file. The prosodic events are pitch accents and boundary tones according to an underlying phonological model of intonational structure (ToBI). Therefore the program formulates an explicit way of how to map an acoustic representation of prosody up to an abstract, discrete representation of its underlying prosodic structure as represented by phonological tones. Both bottom-up and top-down processing steps are integrated. Concept and performance of the program is reported in this paper.

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Bibliographic reference.  Braunschweiler, Norbert (2003): "Prosalign - the automatic prosodic aligner", In ICPhS-15, 3093-3096.