import_exb {act}R Documentation

Import a single 'EXMARaLDA' .exb file

Description

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

Usage

import_exb(filePath = NULL, fileContent = NULL, transcriptName = NULL)

Arguments

filePath

Character string; input path of a single 'EXMARaLDA' .exb file.

fileContent

Vector of character strings; contents of a 'EXMARaLDA' .exb file .

transcriptName

Character string; name of the transcript.

Details

Imports the contents of a 'EXMARaLDA' .exb file and returns a transcript object. The source is either the path to a .exb file or the contents of a .exb file obtained from the @file.content of an existing transcript object. If you pass 'fileContent' you need to pass 'transcriptName' as parameter, too.

Please note: - 'EXMARaLDA' allows for empty time slots without a time values. Missing values will be interpolated during the import. You will not be able to recognize interpolated values in the data. - Meta data for tiers (such as the display name etc.) will not be imported. - Media files are referenced not by their path but only as file names in .exb files. The names will be imported but will not work as paths in act.

Value

Transcript object.

See Also

corpus_import, corpus_new, import, import_eaf, import_rpraat, import_textgrid

Examples

library(act)

## Not run: 
	# To import a .TextGrid file of your choice:
	filePath <- "PATH_TO_AN_EXISTING_TEXTGRID_ON_YOUR_COMPUTER"
	
	t <- act::import_exb(filePath=filePath)
	t

## End(Not run)




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