Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
(EUROSPEECH'99)

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

On Deriving Rules for Nativised Pronunciation in Navigation Queries

Isabel Trancoso (1), Céu Viana (2), Isabel Mascarenhas (2), Carlos Teixeira (1)

(1) INESC / IST, (2) CLUL INESC, Lisbon, Portugal

Navigation queries are typical examples of contexts in which a recognizer may have to deal with non-native names. In order to build a pronunciation lexicon with these names, special GtoP rules may be derived. The paper addresses this problem in the context of naviga-tion queries in French including German names and vice-versa. The special GtoP rules were mostly based on statis-tics derived from cross-lingual spoken corpora.


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Bibliographic reference.  Trancoso, Isabel / Viana, Céu / Mascarenhas, Isabel / Teixeira, Carlos (1999): "On deriving rules for nativised pronunciation in navigation queries", In EUROSPEECH'99, 195-198.