8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

A Korean Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion System Using Selection Procedure for Exceptions

Sunhee Kim (1), Ju-Eun Ahn (1), Soon-Hyob Kim (1), Yang-Hee Lee (2)

(1) Kwangwoon University, Korea
(2) Dongduk Women's University, Korea

Cultural, social, economic and other various environmental factors affect our language, and different words and terminology are used and coined for different contexts, which triggers quantitative change of vocabulary of a language. This paper presents a Korean grapheme-to-phoneme conversion system using a selection procedure for exceptions from added text corpus, which reflects such dynamic nature of the Korean language. For our experiment, we used the text corpus released by the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) for speech recognition, consisting of 53,750 sentences (740,497 Eojol), and obtained a 100% performance level of the proposed grapheme-to-phoneme conversion system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kim, Sunhee / Ahn, Ju-Eun / Kim, Soon-Hyob / Lee, Yang-Hee (2004): "A Korean grapheme-to-phoneme conversion system using selection procedure for exceptions", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 1905-1908.