A Tool for Automatic F0 Stylisation, Annotation and Modelling of Large Corpora

Juan María Garrido Almiñana, Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

In this paper, an automatic tool for the modelling of F0 contours is presented. The tool is based on Praat, and allows stylisation and annotation of contours, and the definition of global and local patterns, according to the modelling framework described in Garrido (1996, 2001). The different phases of the process and its application to two corpora of neutral speech are described, and the results of a perception test designed to evaluate to what extent the modelling procedure correctly captures the relevant movements of the F0 contours are presented.