Fifth ISCA ITRW on Speech Synthesis

June 14-16, 2004
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Corpora of Latin American Spanish for Research in Prosody and Synthesis

Alejandro C. Renato (1), José A. Alvarez (2)

(1) Genius Institute of Technology, Manaus, Brazil
(2) Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, UBA, Argentina

The present article describes the creation, labelling and main characteristics of a corpus of spoken Latin American Spanish. The corpus was collected with several objectives in mind: a) to fulfill our own research needs in the study of Latin American Spanish prosodic phenomena, where the absence of available corpora has already been noticed [1] [2], b) to be able to experiment with prosodic models used in speech synthesis and c) to make it available to the community of researchers.


  1. Beckman, Mary, Díaz-Campos, Manuel, McGory, Julia, Morgan, Terrell. "Intonation across Spanish, in the Tones and Break Indices framework". University of Ohio. Linguistics Department.1999.
  2. McGory, Julia, Díaz-Campos, Manuel. "Spanish ToBI Workshop". In spanish.html. 1999.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Renato, Alejandro C. / Alvarez, José A. (2004): "Corpora of latin american Spanish for research in prosody and synthesis", In SSW5-2004, 221-222.