5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Tagging Syllables

Brigitte Krenn

Department of Computational Linguistics, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany

Syllabification is viewed as a tagging task. Phonemes constituting a syllable are treated like words in a sentence. Each phoneme is annotated with informa- tion representing the phoneme itself, and its posi- tion within a syllable. Within a number of tagging experiments, the specificity of linguistic information represented in the tag set is varied. The annotation scheme which encodes an onset-nucleus-coda model is shown to lead to the best tagging results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Krenn, Brigitte (1997): "Tagging syllables", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 991-994.