ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Automation of the training procedures for neural networks performing multi-lingual grapheme to phoneme conversion

Horst-Udo Hain

Any TTS system requires accurate grapheme tophoneme conversion routines due to the limited pro-nunciation dictionaries. Data driven approaches of-fer the possibility to train new languages withoutthe knowledge of rules. A big problem is to preparehuge databases for the training. In this paper theautomation of the data preparation and the patterngeneration for the training of a neural network is ad-dressed. This automation is language independent,and no native expert is required. The data prepara-tion, the generation of the training patterns and thetraining itself are done completely automatically.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-463

Cite as: Hain, H.-U. (1999) Automation of the training procedures for neural networks performing multi-lingual grapheme to phoneme conversion. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 2087-2090, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-463

@inproceedings{hain99_eurospeech,
  author={Horst-Udo Hain},
  title={{Automation of the training procedures for neural networks performing multi-lingual grapheme to phoneme conversion}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={2087--2090},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-463}
}