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Graphone model interpolation and Arabic pronunciation generation

Li, T and Woodland, PC and Diehl, F and Gales, MJF (2011) Graphone model interpolation and Arabic pronunciation generation. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. pp. 2309-2312. ISSN 1990-9772

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Abstract

This paper extends n-gram graphone model pronunciation generation to use a mixture of such models. This technique is useful when pronunciation data is for a specific variant (or set of variants) of a language, such as for a dialect, and only a small amount of pronunciation dictionary training data for that specific variant is available. The performance of the interpolated n-gram graphone model is evaluated on Arabic phonetic pronunciation generation for words that can't be handled by the Buckwalter Morphological Analyser. The pronunciations produced are also used to train an Arabic broadcast audio speech recognition system. In both cases the interpolated graphone model leads to improved performance. Copyright © 2011 ISCA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic speech recognition Graphone models Pronunciation generation
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Machine Intelligence
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:11
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:38
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