SPPAS available in Cantonese

A new software for annotation and segmentation in Cantonese

Thanks to the Variamu project and a collaboration with Tan Lee (University of Hong Kong), Brigitte Bigi and Roxana Fung launched the new version of SPPAS including the Cantonese language (sppas-1.6.3).

SPPAS is a software developed by the Laboratoire Parole et Language to perform automatic annotations including word segmentation and phoneme and syllable segmentation from a recorded speech sound and its transcription.; it also proposes components to perform the analysis of annotated data.

The inclusion of Cantonese into SPPAS will definitely facilitate the phonetic study of Cantonese.

Further efforts will be done to improve this version (dictionary, phone set in SAMPA) and the collaboration will continue!