Voice browsing requires speech interface framework. Pronunciation Lexicon Specification (PLS) 1.0 is a recommendation of Voice Browser Working Group of W3C (World-Wide Web Consortium), a machine-readable specification of pronunciation information which can be used for speech technology development. This global PLS standard is applicable across European and Asian languages and this specification is extendable to all human languages. However, it currently does not cover morphological, syntactic and semantic information associated with pronunciations. In Indian languages, grammatical information is relatively encoded in its morphology, than syntax unlike English where the grammatical information is an integral part of syntax. In this paper, PLS 1.0 has been examined from the perspective of augmentation of prosodic features of Punjabi such as tone, germination etc.
Added on May 8, 2015
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Author : Swaran Lata, Prashant Verma and Swati Arora