Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

The Phonetic Labeling on Read and Spontaneous Discourse Corpora

Aijun Li (1), Xiaoxia Chen (1), Guohua Sun (1), Wu Hua (1), Zhigang Yin (1), Yiqing Zu (1), Fang Zheng (2), Zhanjiang Song (2)

(1) Phonetic laboratory, Institute of Linguistics, CASS; (2) Center of Speech Technology, State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Technology and Systems, Department of Computer Science & Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Read and spontaneous discourses are two different but very significant speech styles to be investigated. So phonetic labeling on read and spontaneous discourse corpora are made one is ASCCD, a 10 hours read discourse corpus and the other is CASS, a 4 hours spontaneous discourse corpus. First the principles and conventions of transcription are presented. Then, these two speech styles are compared from phonetic and syntactic point of view, including the statistic results of different phonetic units got from the annotated corpora.

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Bibliographic reference.  Li, Aijun / Chen, Xiaoxia / Sun, Guohua / Hua, Wu / Yin, Zhigang / Zu, Yiqing / Zheng, Fang / Song, Zhanjiang (2000): "The phonetic labeling on read and spontaneous discourse corpora", In ICSLP-2000, vol.4, 724-727.