Inference of letter-phoneme correspondences by delimiting and dynamic time warping techniques

Wing Pong Robert Luk, Robert I. Damper

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic researchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper describes an algorithm for inferring correspondences between letters and phonemes from a large set of word spellings and their associated phonemic forms. The algorithm uses two techniques to infer correspondences: delimiting and dynamic time warping (DTW). The first technique delimits the part of the word spelling and pronunciation that cannot be aligned with the existing set of correspondences. The second technique derive correspondences from the delimited part of that word. The inferred correspondences are evaluated in terms of translation performance tested with unseen words, proper names and novel words. The translation performance is compared with those obtained using the manually-derived correspondences as the benchmark. Nonparametric statistical tests are used to establish whether the performances of inferred correspondences are significantly different from the manually-derived correspondences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICASSP 1992 - 1992 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
PublisherIEEE
Pages61-64
Number of pages4
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)0780305329
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1992 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1992 - San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 23 Mar 199226 Mar 1992

Conference

Conference1992 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period23/03/9226/03/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this