Integrated Cloud-based System for Endangered Language Documentation and Application

Min Chen, Jignasha Borad, Mizuki Miyashita, James Randall

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Abstract

Nearly half of the world languages are considered endangered and need to be documented, analyzed, and revitalized. However, existing linguistics tools lack the accessibility to effectively analyze languages such as Blackfoot in which relative pitch movement is significant, e.g., words with the same sound sequence but convey different meanings when changing in pitches. To address this issue, we present a novel form of audio analysis with perceptual scale, and develop a consolidated and interactive toolset called MeTILDA (Melodic Transcription in Language Documentation and Analysis) to effectively capture perceived changes in pitch movement and to host other existing desktop-based linguistic tools on the cloud to enable collaboration, data-sharing, and data reuse among multiple linguistic tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, MIPR 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages235-238
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418652
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, MIPR 2021 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: Sep 8 2021Sep 10 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 4th International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, MIPR 2021

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, MIPR 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period09/8/2109/10/21

Keywords

  • Annotation
  • ELAN
  • Endangered language
  • MeTILDA
  • Praat
  • Web service

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