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Query:   Mac audio/transcription software
Author:  Kristine Hasund
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Computational Linguistics

Summary:   Dear fellow linguists,

below is a summary of the suggestions I got regarding audio/transcription
software for the Macintosh:


SyncWriter for the Mac.
Contact: Prof. Rehbein mailto:fs3a029@rrz.uni-hamburg.de

Alberto Riccis Sound Effects (Shareware15 $ ) to play the sound on any
textprocessor for the transcription. (no URL provided, for more info. try
to contact Beat Siebenhaar at b7haar@ds.unizh.ch)

The "shareware" Praat program,
Mac version to be downloaded from the "hidden" web page

The Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen has facilities
tools linking transcripts and video on the MAC and a
tool linking transcripts and sounds which is written platform
Web-Site: http://www.mpi.nl (under Research Facilities)

I wish to thank the following people who replied to my query:

John Henderson
Ingrid Piller
Beat Siebenhaar
Paul Boersma
Peter Wittenburg

Kristine Hasund
English Dept
University of Bergen

LL Issue: 9.158
Date Posted: 03-Feb-1998
Original Query: Read original query


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