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A Web-Based Tool for Developing Multilingual Pronunciation Lexicons

  • Samantha Ainsley
  • Linne Ha
  • Martin Jansche
  • Ara Kim
  • Masayuki Nanzawa
12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2011), pp. 3331-3332


We present a web-based tool for generating and editing pronunciation lexicons in multiple languages. The tool is implemented as a web application on Google App Engine and can be accessed remotely from a web browser. The client application displays to users a textual prompt and interface that reconfigures based on language and task. It lets users generate pronunciations via constrained phoneme selection, which allows users with no special training to provide phonemic transcriptions efficiently and accurately.

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