Alignment of Phonemes With Corresponding Orthography
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
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.