A Graph-Oriented Approach to the Grapheme-to-Phoneme Transcription of Italian Written Texts

Taking into account the implicit phonotactic constraints of the Italian, a graph-oriented computational approach to the grapheme-to-phoneme
transcription of written texts is described.The system is based on the
mathematical theory of Finite States Automata, generalized and augmented
to obtain a simple syntax-directed translation schema.The rules are
totally based on the pure orthographic form of the words, and no level of grammatical knowledge of their classes is considered. A particular set of exceptions is often associated to the whole set of rules and, owing to the modular quality of the automaton, an optimized rule-exceptions check mechanism is built up, albeit in a preliminary and incomplete form.

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Cosi P.
EUROSPEECH-87, European Conference on Speech Technology, pp. 273–276, Edinburgh, UK, 2-4 September 1987
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