EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Reduction Of Alternative Pronunciations in The Norwegian Computational Lexicon Norkompleks

Torbjørn Nordgård, Arne Kjell Foldvik

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

This paper describes a method for selecting one single pronunciation from a set of alternatives. Two types of reductions are described - base form reductions and inflected form reductions. The strategies are different because the inflected forms have to take care of two properties of Norwegian: The language allows for many spelling alternatives, both in base forms and inflected forms, and many morphological inflection types license pronunciation alternatives. A comprehensive pronunciation lexicon with more than 65000 base forms is used, and it is demonstrated that it is possible for users of the lexicon to derive their own stylistic preferences.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nordgård, Torbjørn / Foldvik, Arne Kjell (2001): "Reduction of alternative pronunciations in the norwegian computational lexicon norkompleks", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 111-114.