Speech Prosody 2012

Shanghai, China
May 22-25, 2012

PROSOTRAN: A Tool to Annotate Prosodically Non-Standard Data

Katarina Bartkova (1), Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie (2), Fabian Santiago-Vargas (2)

(1) ATILF-UMR 7118, Nancy Université, France
(2) LLF-UMR 7110, Université Paris-Diderot, France

Assigning a prosodic transcription that encompasses all prosodic phenomena (intonation, accentuation and phrasing) is difficult mainly because: (i) encoding all the prosodic phenomena usually supposes a knowledge of the language to transcribe; and (ii) a representation of the various phenomena cannot be achieved without taking into account the three prosodic parameters. In this paper, we present a tool, PROSOTRAN, which automatically assigns to each utterance a multi-tiered transcription that symbolically represents how the three prosodic parameters (F0, duration & energy) do vary over time. Assigning labels to each syllable avoids segmenting the signal into linguistic units that are difficult to define when the language to transcribe is not known.

Index Terms: prosodic annotation systems, automatic annotation tools, phonetic implementation and phonological analysis

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Bibliographic reference.  Bartkova, Katarina / Delais-Roussarie, Elisabeth / Santiago-Vargas, Fabian (2012): "PROSOTRAN: a tool to annotate prosodically non-standard data", In SP-2012, 55-58.