Resource: LC-STAR Mandarin Chinese Phonetic lexicon

Reference LC-STAR Mandarin Chinese Phonetic lexicon
Date of Submission Jan. 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 103-062-804-789-9
Resource Type Lexicon
Media Type Text, Audio
Source
Language Chinese
Description

The LC-STAR Mandarin Chinese Phonetic lexicon was created within the scope of the LC-STAR project (IST 2001-32216) which was sponsored by the European Commission.

The lexicon comprises 104,368 entries, distributed over three categories:

- a set of 38,098 common word entries. This set is extracted from a corpus of more than 20 million words distributed over 6 different domains (sports/games, news, finance, culture/entertainment, consumer information, personal communications). This was done with the aim of reaching a target for each domain of at least 95% self coverage. In addition to extracting word lists from the corpus, a list of closed set (function) word classes are included in the final word list.

- a set of 57,528 proper names (including person names, family names, cities, streets, companies and brand names) divided into 3 domains. Multiple word names such as New_York are kept together in all three domains, and they count as one entry. The 3 domains consist of first and last names (22,141 different entries), place names (19,872 different entries), and organisations (15,600 different entries).

- and a list of 7,522 special application words translated from English terms defined by the LC-STAR consortium. This list contains: numbers, letters, abbreviations and specific vocabulary for applications controlled by voice (information retrieval, controlling of consumer devices, etc.).

The lexicon is provided in XML format and includes phonetic transcriptions in SAMPA. The database is stored on 1 CD.

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