15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Verification of Phonological Rules Using Automatic Phone Recognition

Tae-Yeoub Jang

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea

I introduce a way of verifying phonological processes on the basis of phonetic substances obtained by automatic speech recognition. The acoustic characteristics of phone-like units are modelled using automatic speech recognition techniques. This phone recogniser is run on the data tokens whose segmental structure matches with the context of target processes to be verified. Examining output strings of the recognition reveals whether the rule has been applied. Risk of erroneous recognition is alleviated as the final judgment is based on processing of multiple data tokens in a large spontaneous database.

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Bibliographic reference.  Jang, Tae-Yeoub (2003): "Verification of phonological rules using automatic phone recognition", In ICPhS-15, 1691-1694.