Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

A Machine Learning Approach to Swedish Word Pronunciation

Hanna Lindgren, Jessica Granberg

Infovox, Telia Promotor AB, Sweden

This study focuses on word pronunciation in Text-to-Speech systems for Swedish. The purpose is to investigate whether machine learning techniques match knowledge-based systems in Swedish word pronunciation. The experiments show a maximum grapheme accuracy of just over 97%, and word accuracies from 67.0% for word pronunciation excluding stress assignment, which compares favourably to existing knowledgebased state-of-the-art systems.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Lindgren, Hanna / Granberg, Jessica (2000): "A machine learning approach to Swedish word pronunciation", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 783-786.