ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

XTrans: a speech annotation and transcription tool

Meghan Lammie Glenn, Stephanie M. Strassel, Haejoong Lee

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.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-729

Cite as: Glenn, M.L., Strassel, S.M., Lee, H. (2009) XTrans: a speech annotation and transcription tool. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 2855-2858, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-729

  author={Meghan Lammie Glenn and Stephanie M. Strassel and Haejoong Lee},
  title={{XTrans: a speech annotation and transcription tool}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},