SPPAS is able to produce automatically speech annotations from a recorded speech sound and its orthographic transcription.
SPPAS is helpful for the analysis of any annotated data: estimate statistical distributions, make requests, manage files, visualize annotations.
SPPAS offers a file converter from/to a wide range of formats: xra, TextGrid, eaf, trs...

SPPAS: the automatic annotation and analysis of speech

SPPAS - the automatic annotation and analyses of speech, is a scientific computer software tool, daily developed with the aim to be a robust and reliable software. Available for free, with open source code, there is simply no other package for linguists to simple use in the automatic annotations of speech, the analyses of any kind of annotated data and the conversion of annotated files. You can imagine the annotations or analyses you need, SPPAS does the rest! It doesn't do? Send your suggestion to the author!

About the author:

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

References to cite:

The most recent reference:
Brigitte Bigi and Christine Meunier (2018). Automatic speech segmentation of spontaneous speech. In Revista de Estudos da Linguagem. International Thematic Issue: Speech Segmentation. Editors: Tommaso Raso, Heliana Mello, Plinio Barbosa, vol. 26, no 4, e-ISSN 2237-2083. Get it >>>

The main reference:

Brigitte Bigi (2015). SPPAS - Multi-lingual Approaches to the Automatic Annotation of Speech. In "the Phonetician" - International Society of Phonetic Sciences, ISSN 0741-6164, Number 111-112 / 2015-I-II, pages 54-69. Get it >>>

Other references are available in the "References" chapter of the documentation.

Important information



SPPAS is partly supported by the following projects:

Questions, problems, solutions:

  1. Many problems can be solved by updating the version of SPPAS
  2. Make sure you have closely follow the installation guide and read the documentation.
  3. Take a look at the F.A.Q. and the tutorials of this website.
  4. If none of the above helps, you may contact the author by e-mail. It is very important to indicate clearly: 1. your operating system and its version, 2. the version of SPPAS (supposed to be the last one), and 3. for automatic annotations, send the log file, and a sample of the data on which a problem occurs.