Tools for Big Data in Laboratory Phonology


This workshop will give participants hands-on experience with up to six tools for working with large datasets in Laboratory Phonology. These may include tools for constructing and organizing phonetic and phonological corpora (e.g. forced aligners, database systems), automating phonetic and textual annotation (e.g. VOT, part-of-speech, syllable structure), or deriving and extracting acoustic- or transcription-based measures (e.g. F0, formants, neighborhood densities, phoneme distributions). These tools will be introduced by their developers, and participants will have extensive time to get the tools working on their own laptop computers, and discover their functions based on sample data, with technicians to help throughout. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to discuss the utility and future development of these tools.