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SAMPA (Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet) is a machine-readable phonetic alphabet originally developed under the ESPRIT project 1541 (SAM) in 1987-89 by an international group of phoneticians and applied in the first instance to Danish, Dutch, English, French, German and Italian (SAM 1988, 1989), later to Norwegian and Swedish (by 1992), and subsequently to Greek, Portuguese, and Spanish (1993). Under the BABEL project it has been extended to Bulgarian, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian.

Section B.2 covers the present status of SAMPA, Section B.3 addresses the individual languages: Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, and Greek. Section B.4 discusses additional levels of annotation, and Section B.5 tables the SAMPROSA extension to SAMPA for prosodic annotation.

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