8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

BonnTempo-Corpus and BonnTempo-Tools: A Database for the Study of Speech Rhythm and Rate

Volker Dellwo (1), Bianca Aschenberner (2), Petra Wagner (2), Jana Dancovicova (1), Ingmar Steiner (2)

(1) University College London, UK
(2) Universtitšt Bonn, Germany

Work is currently being carried out on a speech database constructed in order to study speech rhythm in connection with speech rate. The database, BonnTempo-Corpus, and the Praat based analysis tools, BonnTempo-Tools, are a powerful instrument for examining various aspects of recently proposed rhythm measures (e.g. %V, deltaC, nPVI, rPVI, etc.) in relation to speech rate among a wide range of languages and speakers. First observations pose new problems on traditionally not well classifiable languages like Czech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dellwo, Volker / Aschenberner, Bianca / Wagner, Petra / Dancovicova, Jana / Steiner, Ingmar (2004): "Bonntempo-corpus and bonntempo-tools: a database for the study of speech rhythm and rate", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 777-780.