DARLA:
Dartmouth Linguistic Automation

A suite of vowel formant extraction tools tailored to research questions in sociophonetics.

Completely Automated Vowel Extraction

Audio → Formants

This automated method is designed for "big data" research projects where a general vowel space is prioritized over word-level transcription accuracy.

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Semi-Automated Alignment and Extraction

Audio + Transcriptions → Formants

Equivalent to the FAVE pipeline, with additional input and output options. Designed for research goals that require very accurate transcriptions.

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About

Our system makes use of automatic speech recognition (through our research software as well as YouTube's closed captioning), FAVE-Extract, ProsodyLab-Aligner, and the R Vowels package to automate vowel analysis for sociophonetics.

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Send your questions, problems, or comments to darla.dartmouth@gmail.com