Corpus ID: 3667433

PronouncUR: An Urdu Pronunciation Lexicon Generator

  title={PronouncUR: An Urdu Pronunciation Lexicon Generator},
  author={Haris Bin Zia and Agha Ali Raza and Awais Athar},
State-of-the-art speech recognition systems rely heavily on three basic components: an acoustic model, a pronunciation lexicon and a language model. To build these components, a researcher needs linguistic as well as technical expertise, which is a barrier in low-resource domains. Techniques to construct these three components without having expert domain knowledge are in great demand. Urdu, despite having millions of speakers all over the world, is a low-resource language in terms of standard… Expand
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  • 2019 22nd Conference of the Oriental COCOSDA International Committee for the Co-ordination and Standardisation of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques (O-COCOSDA)
  • 2019
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