Reduction of alternative pronunciations in the norwegian computational lexicon norkompleks

Abstract

This paper describes a method for selecting one single pronunciation from a set of alternatives. Two types of reductions are described – base form reductions and inflected form reductions. The strategies are different because the inflected forms have to take care of two properties of Norwegian: The language allows for many spelling alternatives, both in base forms and inflected forms, and many morphological inflection types license pronunciation alternatives. A comprehensive pronunciation lexicon with more than 65000 base forms is used, and it is demonstrated that it is possible for users of the lexicon to derive their own stylistic preferences.

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@inproceedings{Nordgrd2001ReductionOA, title={Reduction of alternative pronunciations in the norwegian computational lexicon norkompleks}, author={Torbj\orn Nordg{\aa}rd and Arne Kjell Foldvik}, booktitle={INTERSPEECH}, year={2001} }