A Diachronic Approach for Schwa Deletion in Indo Aryan Languages

@inproceedings{Choudhury2004ADA,
  title={A Diachronic Approach for Schwa Deletion in Indo Aryan Languages},
  author={Monojit Choudhury and Anupam Basu and Sudeshna Sarkar},
  booktitle={SIGMORPHON@ACL},
  year={2004}
}
Schwa deletion is an important issue in grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for IndoAryan languages (IAL). In this paper, we describe a syllable minimization based algorithm for dealing with this that outperforms the existing methods in terms of efficiency and accuracy. The algorithm is motivated by the fact that deletion of schwa is a diachronic and sociolinguistic phenomenon that facilitates faster communication through syllable economy. The contribution of the paper is not just a better algorithm… CONTINUE READING

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