4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Handling Compound Nouns in a Swedish Speech-understanding System

David Carter (1), Jaan Kaja (2), Leonardo Neumeyer (3), Manny Rayner (1), Fuliang Weng (3), Mats Wiren (2)

(1) SRI International, Cambridge, UK
(2) Telia Research AB, Spoken Language Processing, Haninge, Sweden
(3) SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, USA

This paper describes and evaluates a simple and general solution to the handling of compound nouns in Swedish and other languages in which compounds can be formed by concatenation of single words. The basic idea is to split compounds into their components and treat these components as recognition units equivalent to other words in the language model. By using a principled grammar-based language-processing architecture, it is then possible to accommodate input in split-compound format.

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Bibliographic reference.  Carter, David / Kaja, Jaan / Neumeyer, Leonardo / Rayner, Manny / Weng, Fuliang / Wiren, Mats (1996): "Handling compound nouns in a Swedish speech-understanding system", In ICSLP-1996, 26-29.