International Journal of Speech Language and the Law, Vol 10, No 1 (2003)

Better tools for the trade and how to use them

David Woolls
Issued Date: 5 Mar 2007


This article is a follow-up to ‘Tools for the Trade’ (Woolls and Coulthard, 1998). All the programs in the Vocalyse Toolkit described in that article have been developed in response to the requirements arising from particular groups of cases, some of which are used below to illustrate both the use of the tools and how they have been extended in the past four years. One application of Copycatch, the most widely used tool and that which was developed first, is described in Kennedy ([x-ref to be inserted at proof stage]), so only the latest functional changes are reported below. Because one of the central features of the current version of all the tools is their use of colour, no examples have been included in this paper. The reader is invited to visit the Copycatch web site,, where annotated examples will be found.

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DOI: 10.1558/sll.2003.10.1.102


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