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Alignment of Phonemes With Corresponding Orthography

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038745D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Lawrence, SG [+details]

Abstract

This disclosure is concerned with English language spelling and pronunciation. A table listing correspondence between phonemes and orthography, including letters not pronounced, is given. An algorithm provides alignment of phonemes in a word with its orthography by successively reducing the letters in the word until a match is found. The technique may have application in speech synthesis and speech recognition. As part of a speech synthesis project a technique has been developed for aligning the phonemes in a phonemic transcription with the graphemes in a word.