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5 Author(s)
Ghoshal, A. ; Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD ; Jansche, M. ; Khudanpur, S. ; Riley, M.
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Pronunciation information is available in large quantities on the Web, in the form of IPA and ad-hoc transcriptions. We describe techniques for extracting candidate pronunciations from Web pages and associating them with orthographic words, filtering out poorly extracted pronunciations, normalizing IPA pronunciations to better conform to a common transcription standard, and generating phonemic from ad-hoc transcriptions. We show improvements on a letter-to-phoneme task when using Web-derived vs. Pronlex pronunciations.

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Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference on

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19-24 April 2009