Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


A Spelling Corrector for Use in Text-to-Speech Synthesis for English

Briony Williams, Franziska Maier

Centre for Speech Technology Research, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Current spelling correction methods for phonetically-based errors make use of a whole-word dictionary. An algorithm has been implemented which uses a fully morphological lexicon, and so can handle many newly-coined words. The lexical entries of phonetically misspelled words are located, and the correct orthographic form is thus obtained. Keywords: Lexicon, interpreting written language, text-to-speech systems.

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Bibliographic reference.  Williams, Briony / Maier, Franziska (1991): "A spelling corrector for use in text-to-speech synthesis for English", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 771-774.