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A method of transforming a voice application program designed for US English speakers to a voice application program for UK English speakers using a computer system is described. In one embodiment, scripts and grammars associated with the voice application program are converted from US-to-UK English. The process includes spelling normalization, lexical normalization, and pronunciation conversion (including where appropriate accounting for stress shifts). The result is necessary word pronunciations for speech recognition of UK English speaker (especially for proper nouns) as well as a script that has been conformed to use UK English spelling and lexical conventions. Additionally, the script can be annotated with pronunciations as a part of the process. Further, in one embodiment a web based interface to the conversion process is provided either standalone or as part of a voice application development environment.

Title
Automated transformation from American English to British English
Application Number
9/745371
Publication Number
6738738 (B2)
Application Date
December 23, 2000
Publication Date
May 18, 2004
Inventor
Caroline G Henton
Santa Cruz
CA, US
Agent
Bever Hoffman & Harms
US
Agent
Jeanette S Harms
US
Assignee
Tellme Networks
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/28
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