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DIMA – Annotation guidelines for German intonation

  • This paper presents newly developed guidelines for prosodic annotation of German as a consensus system agreed upon by German intonologists. The DIMA system is rooted in the framework of autosegmental-metrical phonology. One important goal of the consensus is to make exchanging data between groups easier since German intonation is currently annotated according to different models. To this end, we aim to provide guidelines that are easy to learn. The guidelines were evaluated running an inter-annotator reliability study on three different speech styles (read speech, monologue and dialogue). The overall high κ between 0.76 and 0.89 (depending on the speech style) shows that the DIMA conventions can be applied successfully.

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Author:Frank Kügler, Bernadett Smolibocki, Denis Arnold, Stefan Baumann, Bettina Braun, Martine Grice, Stefanie Jannedy, Jan Michalsky, Oliver Niebuhr, Jörg Peters, Simon Ritter, Christine T. Röhr, Antje Schweitzer, Katrin Schweitzer, Petra Wagner
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Publisher:University of Glasgow
Place of publication:Glasgow, UK
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2015
Date of Publication (online):2017/03/07
Tag:German; annotation; guidelines; inter-annotator reliability; intonation
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Phonetik / Phonologie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported