SPPAS: a software tool by Brigitte Bigi, researcher at Laboratoire Parole et Langage - Aix-en-Provence - France
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, vizualize 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 package.

SPPAS is daily developed with the aim to provide 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!

Main reference to cite:

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. Read it >>>

Other references are available in the "References" chapter.

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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:

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.