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Import a single annotation file

Description

Advice: In most situations it is more convenient to use act::corpus_new, act::corpus_import for importing annotation files.

Usage

import(..., transcriptName = NULL)

Arguments

...

file path, contents of an annotation file or rPraat object; see description above.

transcriptName

Character string; name of the transcript, if this parameter is set, the default name of the transcript will be changed.

Details

Imports the contents of an annotation file and returns a transcript object.

The input to this function in the parameter '...' may either be (1) the path to an annotation file (Currently 'ELAN' .eaf, 'EXMARaLDA .exb and 'Praat' .TextGrid files), (2) the contents of an annotation file obtained from the @file.content or by reading the contents of the files directly with read.lines() or (3) a rPraat TextGrid object.

Only the first input to '...' will be processed

Value

Transcript object.

See Also

corpus_import, corpus_new, import_eaf, import_exb, import_rpraat, import_textgrid

Examples

library(act)

# To import an annotation file of your choice:
## Not run: 
	path <- "PATH_TO_AN_EXISTING_FILE_ON_YOUR_COMPUTER"

## End(Not run)

# Path to a .TextGrid file that you want to read
filePath <- system.file("extdata", "examplecorpus", "GAT", 
						"ARG_I_PAR_Beto.TextGrid", package="act")
t <- act::import(filePath=filePath)
t

# Path to an .eaf file that you want to read
filePath <- system.file("extdata", "examplecorpus", "SYNC", 
						"SYNC_rotar_y_flexionar.eaf", package="act")
t <- act::import(filePath=filePath)
t

# Content of a .TextGrid file, e.g. as stored in \code{@file.content} 
# of a transcript object.
fileContent <- examplecorpus@transcripts[['ARG_I_CHI_Santi']]@file.content
t <- act::import(fileContent=fileContent)
t

# Content of an .eaf file, e.g. as stored in \code{@file.content} 
# of a transcript object.
fileContent <- examplecorpus@transcripts[['SYNC_rotar_y_flexionar']]@file.content
t <- act::import(fileContent=fileContent)
t


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