Sinhala G2P Conversion for Speech Processing

Thilini Nadungodage, Chamila Liyanage, Amathri Prerera, Randil Pushpananda, Ruvan Weerasinghe
2018 The 6th Intl. Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages  
Grapheme-to-phoneme (G2P) conversion plays an important role in speech processing applications and other fields of computational linguistics. Sinhala must have a grapheme-to-phoneme conversion for speech processing because Sinhala writing system does not always reflect its actual pronunciations. This paper describes a rule basedG2P conversion method to convert Sinhala text strings into phonemic representations. We use a previously defined rule set and enhance it to get a more accurate G2P
more » ... sion. The performance of our rule-based system shows that the rulebased sound patterns are effective on Sinhala G2P conversion.
doi:10.21437/sltu.2018-24 dblp:conf/sltu/NadungodageLPPW18 fatcat:d6geyde6m5gnvpg7e4bmaxsqlu