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Summary Details

Query:   responses to query
Author:  Michael Frishkopf
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Computational Linguistics

Summary:   Greetings,

Recently I queried this list for advice on software packages capable of
analyzing sung speech at phonetic and phonological levels, especially those
that can provide accurate pitch tracking. I'd like to summarize the
results of this query to the list in case they may be useful to others.

Praat was most commonly recommended:


Several respondents also recommended Speech Analyzer from SIL:

For several links to phonetic analysis software, see

The Department of Speech and Music Acoustics at the Royal Institute of
Technology in Stockholm has developed the Swell and Soundswell packages;
see http://www.hitech.se/

Custom software may be available from LingCom, a company specializing in
speech recognition: http://www.lingcom.de

Many thanks to all who responded!
Best regards,

* * *
Michael Frishkopf
Department of Music
Faculty of Arts
University of Alberta
3-82 Fine Arts Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9

Office: 3-67 FAB
Office tel and fax: (780) 492-0670
Email: michaelf@ualberta.ca

Music Department:
Tel: (780) 492-3263
Fax: (780) 492-9246

LL Issue: 13.508
Date Posted: 23-Feb-2002
Original Query: Read original query


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