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Phonetic Analysis of Speech Corpora

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ISBN-10: 1405199571

ISBN-13: 9781405199575

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jonathan Harrington

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List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
Notes on Downloading Software
Using Speech Corpora in Phonetics Research
The Place of Corpora in the Phonetic Analysis of Speech
Existing Speech Corpora for Phonetic Analysis
Designing Your Own Corpus
Summary and Structure of the Book
Some Tools for Building and Querying Annotated Speech Databases
Overview
Getting Started with Existing Speech Databases
Interface between Praat and Emu
Interface to R
Creating a New Speech Database: From Praat to Emu to R
A First Look at the Template File
Summary
Questions
Applying Routines for Speech Signal Processing
Introduction
Calculating, Displaying, and Correcting Formants
Reading the Formants into R
Summary
Questions
Answers
Querying Annotation Structures
The Emu Query Tool, Segment Tiers, and Event Tiers
Extending the Range of Queries: Annotations from the Same Tier
Inter-tier Links and Queries
Entering Structured Annotations with Emu
Conversion of a Structured Annotation to a Praat TextGrid
Graphical User Interface to the Emu Query Language
Re-querying Segment Lists
Building Annotation Structures Semi-automatically with Emu-Tcl
Branching Paths
Summary
Questions
Answers
An Introduction to Speech Data Analysis in R: A Study of an EMA Database
EMA
Recordings and the ema5 Database
Handling Segment Lists and Vectors in Emu-R
An Analysis of Voice-Onset Time
Intergestural Coordination and Ensemble Plots
Intragestural Analysis
Summary
Questions
Answers
Analysis of Formants and Formant Transitions
Vowel Ellipses in the F2�F1 Plane
Outliers
Vowel Targets
Vowel Normalization
Euclidean Distances
Vowel Undershoot and Formant Smoothing
F2 Locus, Place of Articulation, and Variability
Questions
Answers
Electropalatography
Palatography and Electropalatography
An Overview of Electropalatography in Emu-R
EPG Data-Reduced Objects
Analysis of EPG Data
Summary
Questions
Answers
Spectral Analysis
Background to Spectral Analysis
Spectral Average, Sum, Ratio, Difference, Slope
Spectral Moments
The Discrete Cosine Transformation
Questions
Answers
Classification
Probability and Bayes' Theorem
Classification: Continuous Data
Calculating Conditional Probabilities
Calculating Posterior Probabilities
Two Parameters: The Bivariate Normal Distribution and Ellipses
Classification in Two Dimensions
Classifications in Higher Dimensional Spaces
Classifications in Time
Support Vector Machines
Summary
Questions
Answers
References
Index