ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Which Italian do current systems speak? a first step towards pronunciation modelling of Italian varieties

Michelina Savino, Mario Refice, Massimo Mitaritonna

This paper describes the first attempt to model regional accent pronunciation of Italian for grapheme-to-phoneme conversion algorithms, useful for implementing speech systems which can sound more natural to Italian end users. In particular, it reports on the variety spoken in Bari, in Southern Italy. The system has been designed in such a modular way to allow possible future extensions to other different varieties.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-612

Cite as: Savino, M., Refice, M., Mitaritonna, M. (2005) Which Italian do current systems speak? a first step towards pronunciation modelling of Italian varieties. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 1961-1964, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-612

@inproceedings{savino05_interspeech,
  author={Michelina Savino and Mario Refice and Massimo Mitaritonna},
  title={{Which Italian do current systems speak? a first step towards pronunciation modelling of Italian varieties}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={1961--1964},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-612}
}