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Cross-Language Phonemisation In German Text-To-Speech Synthesis

Jochen Steigner; Marc Schröder
In: Proc. Interspeech 2007. Conference in the Annual Series of Interspeech Events (INTERSPEECH), Antwerp, Belgium, 2007.


We present a TTS component for transcribing English words in German text. In addition to loan words, whose form does not change, we also cover xenomorphs, English stems with German morphology. We motivate the need for such a processing component, and present the algorithm in some detail. In an evaluation on unseen material, we find a precision of 0.85 and a recall of 0.997.