Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

A Two-Level Approach to the Handling of Foreign Items in Swedish Speech Technology Applications

Anders Lindström (1), Anna Kasaty (2)

(1) Telia Research AB, Farsta and Dept. of Information and Computer Science, Linköping University, Sw
(2) Dept. of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden
(2) Dept. of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden

The functional criteria of a lexical component for Swedish speech recognition and speech synthesis systems are defined and extended with demands regarding proper treatment of foreign features on several linguistic levels. A corpus of Stockholm Swedish, judged to be representative of a variety spoken by younger people, is studied, and necessary extensions on the phonological and morphological level are suggested and implemented in a two-level framework - PC-Kimmo. This "extended" two-level description of Swedish is tested on some examples of English loan words and phrases drawn from the corpus.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Lindström, Anders / Kasaty, Anna (2000): "A two-level approach to the handling of foreign items in Swedish speech technology applications", In ICSLP-2000, vol.1, 54-57.