Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Automatic Grapheme-To-Phoneme Conversion of Dutch Names

Emmy M. Konst, Louis Boves

Department of Language and Speech, Nijmegen University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This paper describes the work on grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for Dutch proper names, carried out in the framework of the ONOMASTICA project. We give some basic statistics of Dutch names, describe the development of a set of letter-to-sound rules optimized for proper names, discuss the main reasons why a specific rule set for this purpose is necessary and finally give results of two tests of the performance of the optimized rule set.

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Bibliographic reference.  Konst, Emmy M. / Boves, Louis (1994): "Automatic grapheme-to-phoneme conversion of dutch names", In ICSLP-1994, 735-738.