Speech Prosody 2012

Shanghai, China
May 22-25, 2012

SPeech Phonetization Alignment and Syllabification (SPPAS): A Tool for the Automatic Analysis of Speech Prosody

Brigitte Bigi, Daniel Hirst

Laboratoire Parole et Langage, CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université, France

SPASS, SPeech Phonetization Alignment and Syllabification, is a tool to automatically produce annotations which include utterance, word, syllable and phoneme segmentations from a recorded speech sound and its transcription. SPPAS is currently implemented for French, English, Italian and Chinese and there is a very simple procedure to add other languages. The tool is developed for Unix based platforms (Linux, MaxOS and Cygwin on Windows) and is specifically designed to be used directly by linguists in conjunction with other tools for the automatic analysis of speech prosody. The tools will all be distributed under a GPL license.

Index Terms: phonetic, annotation, speech prosody, intonation

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Bigi, Brigitte / Hirst, Daniel (2012): "SPeech Phonetization Alignment and Syllabification (SPPAS): a tool for the automatic analysis of speech prosody", In SP-2012, 19-22.