Grapheme-Based Cross-Language Forced Alignment: Results with Uralic Languages

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2021-05-01
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345-350
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Proceedings of the 23rd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa), Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, issue 178, NEALT Proceedings Series, Volume 45
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Forced alignment is an effective process to speed up linguistic research. However, most forced aligners are language-dependent, and under-resourced languages rarely have enough resources to train an acoustic model for an aligner. We present a new Finnish grapheme-based forced aligner and demonstrate its performance by aligning multiple Uralic languages and English as an unrelated language. We show that even a simple non-expert created grapheme-to-phoneme mapping can result in useful word alignments.
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Leinonen , J , Virpioja , S & Kurimo , M 2021 , Grapheme-Based Cross-Language Forced Alignment: Results with Uralic Languages . in Proceedings of the 23rd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa) . Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings , no. 178 , NEALT Proceedings Series , vol. 45 , Linköping University Electronic Press , pp. 345-350 , Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics , Reykjavik , Iceland , 31/05/2021 . < https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2021.nodalida-main.36.pdf >