Paper: Is word-to-phone mapping better than phone-phone mapping for handling English words?

ACL ID P13-2035
Title Is word-to-phone mapping better than phone-phone mapping for handling English words?
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2013
Authors

In this paper, we relook at the problem of pronunciation of English words using native phone set. Specifically, we in- vestigate methods of pronouncing English words using Telugu phoneset in the con- text of Telugu Text-to-Speech. We com- pare phone-phone substitution and word- phone mapping for pronunciation of En- glish words using Telugu phones. We are not considering other than native language phoneset in all our experiments. This dif- ferentiates our approach from other works in polyglot speech synthesis.