Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


Phonetic Transcription Standards for European Names (ONOMASTICA)

M. Schmidt, S. Fitt, C. Scott, Mervyn A. Jack

Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, UK

This paper details the standards identified for phonetic transcription of names as part of the ONOMASTICA project, a European-wide research initiative for the construction of a multi-language pronunciation lexicon of proper names. The main design criteria adopted by the consortium for the development of this multi-language pronunciation dictionary are discussed, including aspects such as phonetic transcription standards, definitions of quality, quality control mechanisms and language specific details concerning phonetic transcription and the annotation of the language of origin.

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Bibliographic reference.  Schmidt, M. / Fitt, S. / Scott, C. / Jack, Mervyn A. (1993): "Phonetic transcription standards for european names (ONOMASTICA)", In EUROSPEECH'93, 279-282.