Re: Corpora: Relatve text length

From: Jean Veronis (
Date: Sat Apr 27 2002 - 14:43:33 MET DST

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    At 22:54 26/04/2002 +0200, you wrote:

    >A similar question that interests me is how to measure which
    >languages are 'faster' or 'slower' in speech. How much time
    >does it take to utter parallel texts in various languages? Surely
    >you would have to define a standard speech tempo in each of them,
    >and there would be a lot of caveats, yet I think it should be possible
    >to do research and get some reasonable results. (Or, perhaps the
    >subject has been researched already? At the moment I'm not aware
    >of any extensive study. Any hints?)

    There are results for 5 languages in the following PhD :

    Campione, E. (2001). Etiquetage prosodique semi-automatique de corpus oraux
    : algorithmes et méthodologie. Thèse de doctorat. Aix-en-Provence:
    Université de Provence.

    Available at:

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