4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Consistency in Transcription and Labelling of German Intonation with GToBI

Martine Grice (1,2), Matthias Reyelt (3), Ralf Benzmüller (1), Jörg Mayer (4), Anton Batliner (5)

(1) Institut für Phonetik, FR 8.7, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany
(2) CSTR, Edinburgh, UK
(3) Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
(4) IMS, Experimental Phonetics, University of Stuttgart, Germany (5) Institut für Deutsche Philologie, University of Munich, Germany

A diverse set of speech data was labelled in three sites by 13 transcribers with differing levels of expertise, using GToBI, a consensus transcription system for German intonation. Overall inter-transcriber-consistency suggests that, with training, labellers can acquire sufficient skill with GToBI for large-scale database labelling.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Grice, Martine / Reyelt, Matthias / Benzmüller, Ralf / Mayer, Jörg / Batliner, Anton (1996): "Consistency in transcription and labelling of German intonation with GToBI", In ICSLP-1996, 1716-1719.