First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Development and Experimental Use of Phonwork a New Phonetic Workbench

Hans G. Tillmann, Maximilian Hadersbeck, Hans Georg Piroth, Barbara Eisen

Institut für Phonetik und Sprachliche Kommunikation der Universität München, Munich, Germany

PHONWORK is a new phonetic workbench which has been developed at the phonetic institute of the University of Munich for the segmentation and labeling of a large corpus of utterances and can now be used for detailed inspection of all kinds of phonetic material. One of our main interests in developing this system has been in designing a very high functionality for the phonetic user. The result is a human interface allowing fast access to a variety of different tools for segmentation and labeling of speech data. This paper will first describe the use of PHONWORK in detail, and second present a preliminary analysis of the distribution of the durations of German vowels processed by means of PHONWORK.

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Bibliographic reference.  Tillmann, Hans G. / Hadersbeck, Maximilian / Piroth, Hans Georg / Eisen, Barbara (1990): "Development and experimental use of phonwork a new phonetic workbench", In ICSLP-1990, 1009-1012.