LREC 2000 2nd International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation

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Title PLEDIT - A New Efficient Tool for Management of Multilingual Pronunciation Lexica and Batchlists
Authors Vlaj Damjan (Research and Studies Center, Universityof Maribor, Razlagova 22, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia,
Kaiser Janez (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia,
Wilhelm Ralph (Siemens AG, ZT IK 5, Otto Hahn Ring 6, 81739 Munich, Germany,
Ziegenhain Ute (Siemens AG, ZT IK 5, Otto Hahn Ring 6, 81739 Munich, Germany,
Keywords Graphic User Interface, Language Resources, Pronunciation Lexica Editor, Pronunciation Lexicon
Session Session SP1 - Phonetic Issues and Speech Synthesis
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Abstract The program tool PLEDIT - Pronunciation Lexica Editor - has been created for efficient handling with pronunciation lexica and batchlists. PLEDIT is designed as a GUI, which incorporates tools for fast and efficient management of pronunciation lexica and batchlists. The tool is written in cl/Tk/Tix and can thus be easily ported to different platforms. PLEDIT supports three lexicon format types, which are Siemens, SpeechDat and CMU lexicon formats. PLEDIT enables full editing capability for lexica and batchlists and supports work with multilingual resources. Some functions have been built in as external programs written in the C program language. With these external programs higher speed and efficiency of the PLEDIT have been achieved.