Alignment of transcription and speech signals
Often the first step of processing language is to write it down, or transcribe it. Many analyses can be done with such a transcript but it often becomes difficult to trace the transcript back to the original recording. CLARIN supports the automatic and timewise alignment of transcript and speech signal. This enables hearing how a certain sentence was pronounced, which sounds were audible at the same time, what the speaker reacted to, or simply illustrating examples. The WebMaus tool is capable of automatically aligning speech signals with their transcriptions, and it supports a number of different languages!