Using Toolbox with Media Files

dc.contributor.author Margetts, Andrew en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-30T23:08:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-30T23:08:55Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06 en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.format.extent 36 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Margetts, Andrew. 2009. Using Toolbox with Media Files. Language Documentation & Conservation 3(1):51-86. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4426
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License en_US
dc.subject Toolbox en_US
dc.subject media files en_US
dc.subject ELAN en_US
dc.subject time-aligned transcription en_US
dc.subject Transcriber en_US
dc.title Using Toolbox with Media Files en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 239 en_US
prism.number 1 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 216 en_US
prism.volume 3 en_US
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