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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Pronunciation Modeling in Hungarian Number Recognition

Tibor Fegyó, Péter Mihajlik, Péter Tatai, Géza Gordos

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

In Hungarian, as more or less in many other languages, a large percent of words and phrases can be pronounced in several, different, but correct ways. Introducing pronunciation alternatives for individual vocabulary elements may improve the efficiency of the recognition. But in connected word recognition tasks the modeling of inter-word phonetic changes has a greater significance. In this paper we introduce a rule-based method for the automatic generation of pronunciation alternatives used first for isolated words and later the method is extended to handle cross-word phonological changes in recognition networks, applying a special approach applicable for the Hungarian language. To evaluate the method it is tested in connected number recognition tests.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fegyó, Tibor / Mihajlik, Péter / Tatai, Péter / Gordos, Géza (2001): "Pronunciation modeling in hungarian number recognition", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1465-1468.