Pronunciation correction of text-to-speech systems between different spoken languages

  • US 20090006097A1
  • Filed: 06/29/2007
  • Published: 01/01/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of correcting pronunciation generation of a language pronunciation system, comprising:

  • receiving a word according to an incoming language requiring electronic pronunciation according to a target language;

    determining whether the word requiring electronic pronunciation is a word of the target language;

    if the word requiring electronic pronunciation is not a word of the target language, retrieving language locale for the word;

    determining whether a language locale for the word matches a language locale for a pronunciation system responsible for converting the word to speech or recognizing a spoken form of the word;

    if a language locale for the word does not match a language locale for a pronunciation system responsible for converting the word to speech or for recognizing an audible form of the word, mapping phonemes comprising the word according to the incoming language to corresponding phonemes associated with the target language; and

    passing an output of the mapping of phonemes comprising the word according to the incoming language to corresponding phonemes associated with the target language to the pronunciation system for converting the word to speech or for recognizing an audible form of the word.

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