A semi-automated tagging methodology for Orthodox Ecclesiastic Chant Acoustic corpora

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


SMC Conference 2007 (2007)




This paper addresses the problem of using a semi automated process for tagging lyrics, notation and musical interval metadata of an Orthodox Ecclesiastic Chant (OEC) voice corpus. The recordings are post processed and segmented using the PRAAT software tool. Boundaries are placed, thus creating intervals where all tagging metadata will be embedded. The metadata are encoded and then inserted as labels in the segmented file. The methodology and processes involved in this tagging process are described along with its evaluation with the DAMASKINOS prototype Acoustic Corpus of Byzantine Ecclesiastic Chant Voices.