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Prosodic annotation

Prosodic annotation is not obligatory for the SPEECHDAT corpora.


Lengthening of sounds may be indicated by a colon:

Ex.: show me the f:lights to Boston

Silent pauses may be marked with a full stop surrounded by spaces (`` . ''). This indicates a significant silence, i.e. one that is clearly noticeable by listening, and which is significantly longer than a silence associated with a stop consonant closure for the rate of speech used by the speaker.

Example: show me the . flights to Boston

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