An Icelandic Pronunciation Dictionary for TTS

Anna Björk Nikulásdóttir, Jón Guðnason, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson

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This paper describes an Icelandic pronunciation dictionary for speech applications and its processing for use in a text-to-speech system for Icelandic. Cleaning and correction procedures were implemented to create a consistent training set for grapheme-to-phoneme conversion modeling, needed for the automatic extension of the dictionary. Experiments with the original version of the dictionary and the cleaned version described in this paper as training sets for a joint sequence g2p algorithm show a clear benefit of using clean data for training, both in terms of PER and in terms of categories of errors made by the g2p algorithm. The results of the dictionary processing where also used to create an initial version of an open source database for Icelandic speech applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop, SLT 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643341
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2019
Event2018 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop, SLT 2018 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 18 Dec 201821 Dec 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop, SLT 2018 - Proceedings


Conference2018 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop, SLT 2018

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Publisher Copyright:
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Other keywords

  • g2p
  • Icelandic
  • Pronunciation dictionary
  • TTS


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