Columbia Games Corpus » Orthographic Alignment Examples


Example of misplaced word boundaries:

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Right:


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Example of missing silence:

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(the silence in this case is 105 milliseconds long)

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Examples of word-initial and word-final closure:

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Examples of glottal stops:

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The same example, without a glottal stop:

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Examples of breaths

Sometimes words are pronounced with a breathiness at the end, which should be included completely in the word (as in the word 'okay' in the following two examples).

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Right:

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Other examples:

Note the location of the boundaries between "right" and "top", and between "top" and "part".
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Note the location of the boundary between "almost" and "touching".
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Note the location of the boundary between "should" and "be".
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