InterSpeech 2021

Articulatory Data Recorder: A Framework for Real-Time Articulatory Data Recording
(3 minutes introduction)

Alexander Wilbrandt (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany), Simon Stone (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany), Peter Birkholz (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Articulatory data can be collected using numerous modalities, such as video, ultrasound, electromagnetic articulography, or palatographic techniques. Every measurement technique requires software to visualize the incoming data and export the data for further analysis. This has led to an increase of available recording software over the past decades, including properly maintained software in regular use but also many abandoned and dead projects. In this paper, we present a new framework for real-time, simultaneous recording of acoustic and articulatory data. With the release of the Articulatory Data Recorder, our aim is to provide the experimental phonetics and articulatory research community with a common framework that is simple to use and easy to extend. It is specifically designed to cover the most common use cases in experimental phonetics: Elicit speech utterances using text prompts and record simultaneous audio and articulatory data. By following the FURPS+-system, we offer a combination of high performance and a low barrier of entrance for enrollment of any new articulatory measurement technique. The current version already supports various palatographic measurement techniques in use at our institute and future work will incorporate feedback and feature requests from the community.