ISCAN: a System for Integrated Phonetic Analyses Across Speech Corpora

McAuliffe, M., Coles, A., Goodale, M., Mihuc, S., Wagner, M., Stuart-Smith, J. and Sonderegger, M. (2019) ISCAN: a System for Integrated Phonetic Analyses Across Speech Corpora. In: 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019), Melbourne, Australia, 5-9 Aug 2019, pp. 1322-1326. ISBN 9780646800691

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Abstract

Speech corpora of many languages, styles, and formats exist in the world, representing significant potential for the phonetic sciences. However in practice there are significant practical and methodological barriers to conducting the “same study” across corpora, including necessary technical skills and non-comparability of results using non-standardized measures. We introduce an open-source software system for Integrated Speech Corpus ANalysis (ISCAN), which enables automated acoustic phonetic analysis across spoken corpora of diverse formats and sizes. A web-browser-based GUI and Python package allow for different user backgrounds. The system is a major update of core functionality for fully- automated speech corpus analysis (importing, enriching, querying) from a previous version, to meet new goals: different user configurations, working with restricted datasets, and interacting with data (visualization and correction). The system’s flexibility for different projects is shown in two use cases: large-scale automatic segmental analysis of spontaneous speech across English dialects, and smallerscale semi-automatic prosodic analysis.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stuart-Smith, Professor Jane
Authors: McAuliffe, M., Coles, A., Goodale, M., Mihuc, S., Wagner, M., Stuart-Smith, J., and Sonderegger, M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Publisher:Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.
ISSN:0241-0669
ISBN:9780646800691
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 pp. 1322-1326
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
3001610SPeech Across Dialects of English (SPADE): large-scale digital analysis of a spoken language across space and timeJane Stuart-SmithEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/R003963/1Arts - English Language and Linguistics

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