ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992

From lexicon to rules: toward a descriptive method of French text-to-phonetics transcription

R. Belrhali, Véronique Aubergé, Louis-Jean Boe

This study presents a linguistic analysis of phenomena in French text-to-phonetics transcription and its goal is text-to-phonetics transcription dictionaries of words and compound words. The descriptive language TOPH {Transcription Orthographique PHonetique) [2] is the formal and computational tool organizing the description proposed here, and it permits the integration of rules and lexica into a text-to-phonetics grammar. A minimal grammar, constituting the core of the phoneticization process, has been enlarged by systematically exploring a representative lexicon of French, the ICP's dictionary Le 60 000, with phonetic transcriptions being taken from the dictionary Le Petit Robert [13]. Several linguistically defined classes of morphemes or words emerged from this analysis, and each class is represented by a lexicon and activation rules. Through this extension, the rate of successful formalization has been improved to nearly 100% for the dictionary as a whole.


doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-146

Cite as: Belrhali, R., Aubergé, V., Boe, L.-J. (1992) From lexicon to rules: toward a descriptive method of French text-to-phonetics transcription. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992), 1183-1186, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-146

@inproceedings{belrhali92_icslp,
  author={R. Belrhali and Véronique Aubergé and Louis-Jean Boe},
  title={{From lexicon to rules: toward a descriptive method of French text-to-phonetics transcription}},
  year=1992,
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992)},
  pages={1183--1186},
  doi={10.21437/ICSLP.1992-146}
}