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Forced alignment for Nordic languages: Rapidly constructing a high-quality prototype
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Centre for Research on Bilingualism.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0337-568x
Number of Authors: 22023 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Linguistics, ISSN 0332-5865, E-ISSN 1502-4717, Vol. 46, no 1, p. 105-131Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We propose a rapid adaptation of FAVE-Align to the Nordic languages, and we offer our own adaptation to Swedish as a template. This study is motivated by the fact that researchers of lesser-studied languages often neither have sufficient speech material nor sufficient time to train a forced aligner. Faced with a similar problem, we made a limited number of surface changes to FAVE-Align so that it – along with its original hidden Markov models for English – could be used on Stockholm Swedish. We tested the performance of this prototype on the three main sociolects of Stockholm Swedish and found that read-aloud alignments met all of the minimal benchmarks set by the literature. Spontaneous-speech alignments met three of the four minimal benchmarks. We conclude that an adaptation such as ours would especially suit laboratory experiments in Nordic phonetics that rely on elicited speech.

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2023. Vol. 46, no 1, p. 105-131
Keywords [en]
computational automatic speech recognition tools, forced alignment, sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, Nordic dialectology, Swedish varieties
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-202753DOI: 10.1017/S033258652100024XISI: 000753469400001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85120644505OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-202753DiVA, id: diva2:1643869
Available from: 2022-03-11 Created: 2022-03-11 Last updated: 2023-05-15Bibliographically approved

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