Enhanced Rule-Based Phonetic Transcription for the Romanian Language

@article{Ordean2009EnhancedRP,
  title={Enhanced Rule-Based Phonetic Transcription for the Romanian Language},
  author={Mihai Alexandru Ordean and Andrei Saupe and Mihaela Ordean and Melania Duma and Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi},
  journal={2009 11th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing},
  year={2009},
  pages={401-406}
}
This paper presents a rule-based approach for the phonetic transcription of the Romanian language. We integrate this phonetic analysis in the text processing component of a text-to-speech system for Romanian. Grapheme-to-phoneme rules are constructed based on expert information from DOOMII dictionary. In the cases when rules are useless, we employed decision trees constructed on engineered training sets to help the classifiers to learn the language exceptions. 

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