Information Services banner Edinburgh Research Archive The University of Edinburgh crest

Edinburgh Research Archive >
Centre for Speech Technology Research >
CSTR publications >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

This item has been viewed 6 times in the last year. View Statistics

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Williams_1998_b.pdf122.5 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Title: Levels of Annotation for a Welsh Speech Database for Phonetic Research
Authors: Williams, Briony
Issue Date: May-1998
Citation: Proc. Workshop on Language Resources for European Minority Languages
Abstract: A Welsh speech database intended for use in phonetic research requires careful annotation at several linguistic levels. The initial stage is that of labelling at the acoustic phonetic level, where the closure, burst and aspiration phases of a stop consonant are all separately labelled. The next is the phonemic stage, which can be derived from the former in most cases. Next is the syllabic stage, where each syllable is labelled in terms of its word status and in terms of lexical stress. The final stage is the lexical stage, where each word is labelled according to its word class. A statistical package can then be run over this data to yield information on the acoustic characteristics of Welsh speech sounds, and also about the nature of lexical stress in Welsh. In addition, it is hoped to derive rules for intonation patterns for use in an existing Welsh text-to-speech synthesiser.
Appears in Collections:CSTR publications

Items in ERA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all material is copyright © The University of Edinburgh 2013, and/or the original authors. Privacy and Cookies Policy