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TAPEINFO — Contents of vox-tapes, segmentation and noise level

Lists the contents of raw-data tapes or of "compressed" high-density tapes and optionally tests time series for clipped amplitudes. The gereated lists include the following information: (1) the tape-name and volume-serial-number, (2) the contents of the identification record, (3) timecode, (4) artifact codes, (5) manually derived segmentation tables, if any, and, (6) automatically generated segmentation tables.

 
            Specificationlist:    TAPEINFO
            ------------------------------
            A8 TANA              Undefined
            I4 NREC                      0  Default-value
            I4 NBIT                     16  Default-value
            I4 IBM                       0  Default-value
            I4 PROT                      0  Default-value
            I4 PLOT                      0  Default-value
            I4 LG30                     30  Default-value
            I4 LPRT                      6  Default-value
 
            01 TANA Name of input tape
            02 NREC Specifies number of files to be processed
            03 NBIT Specifies number of bits used in A/D-conversion
            04 IBM  Specifies data format (IBM/SPARC vs. X86/X64)
            05 PROT Controls output to display/printer
            06 PLOT Controls output to display/printer
            07 LG30 Logical unit number of input file
            08 LPRT Logical unit number of plot device
            09 DEMO Examples that illustrate program function
 
            - TANA:     Name of the input tape ("NO" means that
                        DSN-name will not be checked)
 
            - NREC = 0: All files
                   = n: The first "n" files are to be processed
 
            - NBIT = n: Number of bits used in A/D-conversion (default=16)
 
            - IBM  = 0: Input data are stored in X86/X64-mode   (little endian)
                   = 1: Input data are stored in IBM/SPARC-mode (big endian)
 
            - PROT = 0: Table of contents
                   = 1: List of time codes and artifacts
                   = 2: same as (1) plus segmentation table
                   = 3: Analysis of clipped amplitudes
 
            - PLOT < 0: Segmentation tables ar written to unit LPRT
                   = 0: No plots
                   = 1: Distribution of pause duration
                   = 2: Distribution of utterance duration
                   = 3: Distribution of energy per second
                   = 4: Distribution of energy per syllable
                   = 5: Distribution of mean vocal pitch
                   = 6: Distribution of F0 amplitude
                   = 7: Distribution of F0-6db-bandwidth
                   = 8: Distribution of F0 contour
 
            - LG30 = u: Logical unit number of input file   (valid: 30-45)
 
            - LPRT = p: Logical unit number of plot device  (valid: 6, 46-96)
 
 
            - DEMO: Contents of a vox-tape ("virtual IBM-3490 tape")
 
           

Example

 
 
            &&START TAPEINFO=Check new format of bli-tapes (stud600)
             TANA=NO,LG30=35,PROT=0
 
 
           
voxFig18
Fig. 18: Comparison of mean vocal pitch amplitude in healthy male speakers (upper half) versus healthy female speakers (lower half) computed for the experimental condition of "reading out loud emotionally neutral text". The pronounced deviations between the 2 distributions indicate that the male - female differences in mean vocal pitch encompass not just the 1-octave shift in frequency (Fig. 19) but other characteristics as well.

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