4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Like many cryptosystems, PGPfone requires a method of reliably exchanging binary data over noisy phone lines. This paper describes a method of encoding binary data into a \radio alphabet," using a feature-based distance metric to measure phonetic confusibility, then using this metric in a GA to select appropriate words from a larger list of candidate words. This work indicates several larger issues that should be addressed in any (human) language engineering project.
Bibliographic reference. Juola, Patrick / Zimmermann, Philip (1996): "Whole-word phonetic distances and the PGPfone alphabet", In ICSLP-1996, 98-101.