A statistical approach to multilingual phonetic transcription

  • Besling S
  • 3

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 1

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

In this paper we present a statistical method for generating phonetic transcriptions from written words. It uses Bayes' decision rule to find the most likely phonetic transcription. The method is illustrated by applying it to English, French and German. For these three languages it produces transcriptions that differ from the correct ones in at most two phonemes for more than 97% of all words. An advantage of the statistical approach lies in the fact that phonotactical knowledge is automatically learned from background lexica and does not have to be explicitly coded. Thus, the system is basically language independent. © 1995.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Bayes' decision rule
  • multilinguality
  • phonetic transcription
  • statistics

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Stefan Besling

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free