Emu (Steve Cassidy, Jonathan Harrington)
The Emu system offers consistent access to diverse speech databases, with facilities for easy extraction of statistics, and support for database creation as well. Emu permits complex multi-tiered and hierarchical structures, and these can be built using a combination of manual and automatic annotation. An Emu script has been written to import certain [#Partitur Partitur] files, lending support to Steve Cassidy's contention that (in terms of annotations proper, leaving out background information about recording, speaker etc.) the Emu framework is able to express the information content of Partitur annotations.