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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


Enhancing Phonological Representations for Multilingual Speech Technology

Stephen Wilson, Julie Carson-Berndsen, Michael Walsh

University College Dublin, Ireland

This paper is concerned with the enhancement of phonological representations for the purposes of multilingual ubiquitous speech technology applications. Such applications would be multilingual, in the sense that the techniques they employ for acquiring and representing phonological information are generic in form and can therefore be used with any language, and ubiquitous meaning that the framework in which they are developed and applied is portable and readily accessible anywhere. Three XML based mechanisms are described with a view to facilitating the goal of multilingual ubiquitous speech technology: Multilingual time maps, which integrate linguistic data storage and finite state technology with XML's portability;
   LeXMLicon, an XML based syllable lexicon generator; and PROMPT, a phonological resource organiser for mapping data from one format to another.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wilson, Stephen / Carson-Berndsen, Julie / Walsh, Michael (2003): "Enhancing phonological representations for multilingual speech technology", In ICPhS-15, 2773-2776.