IrcamCorpusTools: an Extensible Platform for Spoken Corpora Exploitation

Christophe Veaux, Gregory Beller, Xavier Rodet

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Abstract

Corpus based methods are increasingly used for speech technology applications and for the development of theoretical or computer models of spoken languages. These usages range from unit selection speech synthesis to statistical modeling of speech phenomena like prosody or expressivity. In all cases, these usages require a wide range of tools for corpus creation, labeling, symbolic and acoustic analysis, storage and query. However, if a variety of tools exists for each of these individual tasks, they are rarely integrated into a single platform made available to a large community of researchers. In this paper, we propose IrcamCorpusTools, an open and easily extensible platform for analysis, query and visualization of speech corpora. It is already used for unit selection speech synthesis, for prosody and expressivity studies, and to exploit various corpora of spoken French or other languages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008, 26 May - 1 June 2008, Marrakech, Morocco
Place of PublicationMarrakesh, Morocco
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation LREC 2008 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 26 May 20081 Jun 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation LREC 2008
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period26/05/081/06/08

Keywords

  • Corpus
  • Tools
  • systems
  • applications
  • Speech resource/database

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