the automatic annotation and analysis of speech
a software tool by Brigitte Bigi, researcher at
Laboratoire Parole et Langage - Aix-en-Provence - France

What is SPPAS?

SPPAS is a multi-platform and public annotation software tool. It is able to produce automatically speech annotations from a recorded speech sound and its orthographic transcription. Some special features are also offered for the analysis of any kind of annotated files.

SPPAS is compatible with Praat, Elan, Transcriber, Annotation Pro, Phonedit, and many others...

Questions, problems, solutions:

  1. Make sure you have closely follow the installation guide and read the documentation.
  2. Many problems can be solved by updating your version.
  3. Take a look at the F.A.Q..
  4. If none of the above helps, you may send e-mail to the author. It is required to indicate the operating system and versions. For automatic annotations, send the log file and a sample of the data on which a problem occurs.

Screenshot of the main frame

Important information


About the author

SPPAS is developed and maintained by Brigitte Bigi, researcher at CNRS (tenured), in Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence, France.


SPPAS is partly carried out thanks to the support of the French state program ORTOLANG (Ref. Nr. ANR-11-EQPX-0032) funded by the « Investissements d'Avenir » French Government program, managed by the French National Research Agency (ANR).


SPPAS is also partly carried out thanks to the support of the following projects or groups: