Prior to running the aligner, make sure the following are set up:
1. A pronunciation dictionary for your language should specify the pronunciations of orthographic transcriptions.
- The sound files to align.
- Orthographic annotations in .lab files for individual sound files (Prosodylab-aligner format) or in TextGrid intervals for longer sound files (TextGrid format)
A collection of preprocessing scripts to get various corpora of other formats is available in the MFA-reorganization-scripts repository.