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Reichel, Uwe D. (2014): Language-independent grapheme-phoneme conversion and word stress assignment as a web service. In: Hoffmann, R. (ed.) : Elektronische Sprachverarbeitung 2014. Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation, Vol. 71. Dresden, Germany: TUDpress. pp. 42-49 [PDF, 144kB]


We introduce a new language-independent procedure for grapheme-phoneme conversion, syllabification, and word stress assignment. Grapheme-phoneme conversion and syllabification is carried out by means of fallback sequences of decision trees trained on varying context sizes. Word stress is determined within an analogy-based framework by means of a Bayes classifier. Evaluation results on six languages are presented. Furthermore, it is described, how the tool is implemented and to be accessed as a web service that is freely available for academic research.

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