Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

On the Development of a Name Pronunciation System

Bert Van Coile (1,2), Steven Leys (1), Luc Mortier (1)

(1) Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Ieper, Belgium
(2) University of Ghent, Belgium

The synthesis of names and addresses is a difficult topic for general text-to-speech systems. Language tagging strategies and special name pronunciation rules need to be developed. In this development, databases play a crucial part. We describe the characteristics of a name database consisting of more than 500,000 Dutch, French and German entries. Some aspects of our strategy for developing name pronunciation systems are highlighted.

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Bibliographic reference.  Coile, Bert Van / Leys, Steven / Mortier, Luc (1992): "On the development of a name pronunciation system", In ICSLP-1992, 487-490.