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Phonetic set indexing for fast lexical access

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2 Author(s)
Sarukkai, R.R. ; Kurzweil Dictation Div., Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, Burlington, MA, USA ; Ballard, D.H.

A novel nonsequential indexing mechanism (termed phonetic set indexing) has been evaluated for the purpose of fast word pre-selection. Our approach to handling the lexical access problem stems from the primary observation that the set of phones which are present in the transcription of a word is sparsely distributed across the vocabulary, and is thus suitable as an indexing key for retrieving a short-list of word possibilities

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Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 1 )