13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Portland, OR, USA
September 9-13, 2012

VisArtico: a Visualization Tool for Articulatory Data

Slim Ouni (1), Loïc Mangeonjean (1), Ingmar Steiner (2–4)

(1) Université de Lorraine, LORIA, UMR 7503, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
(2) INRIA, Villers-lès-Nancy, France
(3) School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland
(4) Speech Communication Laboratory, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

In this paper, we present VisArtico, a visualization tool for articulatory data acquired using the AG500 3D electromagnetic articulograph (EMA). This software allows displaying the positions of the EMA coils that are simultaneously animated with playback of the acoustic speech signal. It is also possible to display contours for the tongue and lips. The software helps to find the midsagittal plane of the speaker and offers databased palate shape discovery. In addition, VisArtico allows labeling the articulatory data into phonetic segments. Our main goal is to provide an efficient, easy-to-use tool to visualize articulatory data for researchers working in the field of speech production.

Index Terms: speech production, articulatory data, vocal tract, visualization, electromagnetic articulography

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Bibliographic reference.  Ouni, Slim / Mangeonjean, Loïc / Steiner, Ingmar (2012): "Visartico: a visualization tool for articulatory data", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 1878-1881.