10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

XTrans: A Speech Annotation and Transcription Tool

Meghan Lammie Glenn, Stephanie M. Strassel, Haejoong Lee

University of Pennsylvania, USA

We present XTrans, a multi-platform, multilingual, multi-channel transcription application designed and developed by Linguistic Data Consortium. XTrans provides new and efficient solutions to many common challenges encountered during the manual transcription process of a wide variety of audio genres, such as supporting multiple audio channels in a meeting recording or right-to-left text directionality for languages like Arabic. To facilitate accurate transcription, XTrans incorporates a number of quality control functions, and provides a user-friendly mechanism for transcribing overlapping speech. This paper will describe the motivation to develop a new transcription tool, and will give an overview of XTrans functionality.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Glenn, Meghan Lammie / Strassel, Stephanie M. / Lee, Haejoong (2009): "XTrans: a speech annotation and transcription tool", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2855-2858.