8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Phonology of Exceptions for For Korean Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion

Sunhee Kim

Kwangwoon University, Korea

Being an essential part of a Korean speech recognition system and a Text-To-Speech (TTS) system, a Korean Grapheme-to-Phoneme conversion system is generally composed of a set of regular rules and an exceptions dictionary [1, 2, 3]. The exceptions have been recorded in the dictionary in a simple and random manner, whereas the researches on the regular rules have been actively progressed. This paper presents a systematic description of the exceptions for a Grapheme-to-Phoneme conversion system based on the analysis of entries of a lexical dictionary [4] from the phonological point of view, showing that the exceptions are related with certain limited phonological phenomena.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kim, Sunhee (2004): "Phonology of exceptions for for Korean grapheme-to-phoneme conversion", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 1285-1289.