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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Morphological Approaches for an English Pronunciation Lexicon

Susan Fitt

Univ. of Edinburgh, UK

Most pronunciation lexica for speech synthesis in English take no account of morphology. Here we demonstrate the benefits of including a morphological breakdown in the transcription. These include maintaining consistency, developing the symbol set and providing the environmental description for allophones and phonetic variables. Our approach does not use a full morphological generator, but includes morphological boundaries in the lexicon.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fitt, Susan (2001): "Morphological approaches for an English pronunciation lexicon", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1069-1072.