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Sinhala Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion and Rules for Schwa Epenthesis

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Sinhala Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion and Rules for Schwa Epenthesis
This paper describes an architecture to convert Sinhala Unicode text into phonemic specification of pronunciation. The study was mainly focused on disambiguating schwa-/\/ and /a/ vowel epenthesis for consonants, which is one of the significant problems found in Sinhala. This problem has been addressed by formulating a set of rules. The proposed set of rules was tested using 30,000 distinct words obtained from a corpus and com-pared with the same words manually transcribed to phonemes by an expert. The Grapheme-to-Phoneme (G2P) con-version model achieves 98 % accuracy.
Asanka Wasala, Ruvan Weerasinghe, Kumudu Gamage
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Year 2006
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Authors Asanka Wasala, Ruvan Weerasinghe, Kumudu Gamage
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