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Title: Extending an Afrikaans pronunciation dictionary using Dutch resources and P2P/GP2P
Authors: Loots, L
de Wet, F
Niesler, T
Keywords: Dutch
Afrikaans
Pronunciation modelling
Decision trees
G2P
P2P
GP2P
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: PRASA
Citation: Loots, L, De Wet, F and Niesler, T. Extending an Afrikaans pronunciation dictionary using Dutch resources and P2P/GP2P. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 22-23 November 2010
Abstract: In this study we explore the extension of a small Afrikaans pronunciation dictionary by applying phoneme-tophoneme (P2P) and grapheme-and-phoneme-to-phoneme (GP2P) conversion to an existing and more extensive Dutch pronunciation dictionary. This is compared to the more common approach of extending the Afrikaans dictionary by means of graphemeto-phoneme (G2P) conversion. The results indicate that the Afrikaans pronunciations obtained by P2P and GP2P from the Dutch dictionary are more accurate than the corresponding pronunciations obtained by the application of G2P. This result indicates that under-resourced languages can take advantage of existing and more extensive resources available in a closely-related and better-resourced language in order to improve the extent and quality of a pronunciation dictionary.
Description: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 22-23 November 2010
URI: https://sites.google.com/site/gbvanhuyssteen/projectcloselyrelatedlanguages/files
http://www.prasa.org/proceedings/2010/prasa2010-26.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5973
ISBN: 978-0-7992-2470-2
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