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Rule-based grapheme-to-phoneme method for the Greek

Chalamandaris, A and Raptis, S and Tsiakoulis, P (2005) Rule-based grapheme-to-phoneme method for the Greek. 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. pp. 2937-2940.

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This paper describes a trainable method for generating letter to sound rules for the Greek language, for producing the pronunciation of out-of-vocabulary words. Several approaches have been adopted over the years for grapheme-to-phoneme conversion, such as hand-seeded rules, finite state transducers, neural networks, HMMs etc, nevertheless it has been proved that the most reliable method is a rule-based one. Our approach is based on a semi-automatically pre-transcribed lexicon, from which we derived rules for automatic transcription. The efficiency and robustness of our method are proved by experiments on out-of-vocabulary words which resulted in over than 98% accuracy on a word-base criterion.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div F > Machine Intelligence
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:32
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 03:05