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Using Toolbox with Media Files

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dc.contributor.authorMargetts, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-30T23:08:55Z-
dc.date.available2009-06-30T23:08:55Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationMargetts, Andrew. 2009. Using Toolbox with Media Files. Language Documentation & Conservation 3(1):51-86.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1934-5275en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/4426-
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on our documentation project’s use of Toolbox with media files, i.e., the source audio/video material that our transcripts are based on: why we set things up the way we do, and how. The process begins with an appropriate media file. This is marked up in Transcriber to produce a series of time-aligned annotations containing transcripts and speaker names, which correspond to intonation units in the recording. The resulting file is converted to a text format that can be used natively in Toolbox and easily imported into ELAN. The article also covers techniques for managing and querying the resulting data, both within Toolbox and with spreadsheets and relational databases. Further, it discusses some other language-oriented programs (especially Transcriber and ELAN) insofar as they affect our use of Toolbox. When Toolbox is used in close conjunction with source media files, it becomes particularly powerful. Some common tasks become easier, and new types of enquiry are possible. This is largely the result of Toolbox’s ability to play discrete segments from a sound file. There is no single established methodology for creating such a conjunction, and there are a multitude of possibilities for using the results. This paper offers one account.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.format.extent36 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licenseen_US
dc.subjectToolboxen_US
dc.subjectmedia filesen_US
dc.subjectELANen_US
dc.subjecttime-aligned transcriptionen_US
dc.subjectTranscriberen_US
dc.titleUsing Toolbox with Media Filesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
prism.publicationnameLanguage Documentation & Conservationen_US
prism.volume3en_US
prism.number1en_US
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