12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

A Web-Based Tool for Developing Multilingual Pronunciation Lexicons

Samantha Ainsley (1), Linne Ha (2), Martin Jansche (2), Ara Kim (2), Masayuki Nanzawa (2)

(1) Columbia University, USA
(2) Google Inc., USA

We present a web-based tool for generating and editing pronunciation lexicons in multiple languages. The tool is implemented as a web application on Google App Engine and can be accessed remotely from a web browser. The client application displays to users a textual prompt and interface that reconfigures based on language and task. It lets users generate pronunciations via constrained phoneme selection, which allows users with no special training to provide phonemic transcriptions efficiently and accurately.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ainsley, Samantha / Ha, Linne / Jansche, Martin / Kim, Ara / Nanzawa, Masayuki (2011): "A web-based tool for developing multilingual pronunciation lexicons", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 3331-3332.