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An open-source, multi-platform graphical tool for marking word onsets
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Revision as of 17:01, 9 February 2010


Penn TotalRecall


An open-source, multi-platform graphical tool for marking word onsets

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TotalRecall is designed for precise scoring and timing of participant responses during verbal tasks, especially Free Recall. However, it can be used for many kinds of audio annotation. TotalRecall displays an audio recording as a self-scrolling waveform that automatically keeps up with audio playback.

TotalRecall is used on a daily basis by many in the Computational Memory Lab. Support and maintenance will continue indefinitely, with new features being added as needed.


/* == Launch with Java Web Start == */ /* <<html(<a href="http://memory.psych.upenn.edu/files/software/TotalRecall/JavaWebStartAppPage.html"> <img src="webstart.png"/></a>)>> */ /* == Download == */

Operating System Type Version
)>> Mac OSX Mac OSX App 0.42
)>> Linux Debian Package
)>> Windows Windows Installer
)>> Other Source Code 0.42

/* ||TotalRecall_Windows.zip||Windows executable||0.31|| */

Getting Started

Download the file for your platform and unzip it. After launching the program try opening the sample audio file and wordpool file in the examples directory. Check the menu items for actions and keybindings available to the user. Also check Help --> Key Bindings.

Tutorial Videos and Help

Please visit our tutorial page for screencasts and tips for using TotalRecall.

System Requirements

TotalRecall currently runs on Mac OSX, with Windows and Linux versions to be released shortly. We plan to test and support these configurations, but the program should run on many others.

TotalRecall requires a Java Runtime Environment, version 5 or higher. Most computers come with Java pre-installed, so you can probably download and run the program without worrying about system requirements. If it turns out you don't have Java, you can download it free here.

Contact Us

Please send feedback and bug reports to: memory - software @ psych . upenn . edu (remove all the spaces)

You can also email that address to request new features for the next release of the program.



TotalRecall is free and open-source software, released under the GNU General Public License, version 3. We encourage other groups to modify and improve the program. Please drop us a line if you're interested in developing TotalRecall or borrowing its code.

Dependencies and Borrowed Code

TotalRecall uses the OpenMary TTS signal processing library (`signalproc.jar`) for bandpass filtering (BSD). Java Sound playback code is derived from JavaZOOM.net's BasicPlayer (GPL). OpenAL playback is derived from the Lightweight Java Game Library's PlayTest, which uses LWJGL's Java OpenAL bindings (BSD). Drag and drop support in Linux thanks to FileDrop (Public Domain).

Supported Configurations

Operating System Java versions
Mac OS 10.6 (64-bit) Java 6
Mac OS 10.5 (64-bit) Java 5, 6
Ubuntu Linux 10.11 (32-bit, 64-bit) Java 6
Kubuntu Linux 10.11 (32-bit, 64-bit) Java 6
Windows 7 (64-bit) Java 6
Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) Java 6