8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Cross-Language Phonemisation in German Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Jochen Steigner, Marc Schröder

DFKI GmbH, Germany

We present a TTS component for transcribing English words in German text. In addition to loan words, whose form does not change, we also cover xenomorphs, English stems with German morphology. We motivate the need for such a processing component, and present the algorithm in some detail. In an evaluation on unseen material, we find a precision of 0.85 and a recall of 0.997.

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Bibliographic reference.  Steigner, Jochen / Schröder, Marc (2007): "Cross-language phonemisation in German text-to-speech synthesis", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 1913-1916.