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A method and system that allows users, or maintainers, of a speech-based application to revise the phonetic transcription of words in a phonetic dictionary, or to add transcriptions for words not yet present in the dictionary. The application is assumed to communicate with the user or maintainer audibly by means of speech recognition and/or speech synthesis systems, both of which rely on a dictionary of phonetic transcriptions to accurately recognize speech and pronunciation of a given word. The method automatically determines the phonetic transcription based on the word's spelling and the recorded preferred pronunciation, and updates the dictionary accordingly. Moreover, both speech synthesis and recognition performance are improved through use of the updated dictionary.

Title
Verbal, fully automatic dictionary updates by end-users of speech synthesis and recognition systems
Application Number
9/75162
Publication Number
6078885
Application Date
May 8, 1998
Publication Date
June 20, 2000
Inventor
Mark C Beutnagel
Mendham
NJ, US
Assignee
AT&T
NY, US
IPC
G10L 13/08
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