Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Generation of Pronunciations from Orthographies Using Transformation-Based Error-Driven Learning

Caroline B. Huang (1), Mark A. Son-Bell (2), David M. Baggett (1)

(1) SigniCorp, Brookline, MA, USA
(2) International Lisp Associates, Cambridge, MA, USA

Two systems for automatically generating pronunciations from orthography are described. Efforts have been made to make the implementations language-independent. The first system is a rewrite engine which takes as input rewrite rules written by a human expert. The second system derives rewrite rules from an existing lexicon of orthographies and pronunciations using the transformation-based error-driven method. Results are given for German and American English.

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Bibliographic reference.  Huang, Caroline B. / Son-Bell, Mark A. / Baggett, David M. (1994): "Generation of pronunciations from orthographies using transformation-based error-driven learning", In ICSLP-1994, 411-414.