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Phonetic Set Indexing for Fast Lexical Access
January 1998 (vol. 20 no. 1)
pp. 78-82

Abstract—A novel nonsequential indexing mechanism (termed phonetic set indexing) has been evaluated for the purpose of fast word pre-selection. Our approach to handling the lexical access problem stems from the primary observation that the set of phones which are present in the transcription of a word is sparsely distributed across the vocabulary, and is thus suitable as an indexing key for retrieving a short-list of word possibilities.

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Index Terms:
Speech recognition, lexical access, phonetic set indexing, fast matches, sets, pattern recognition, word prefetching.
Ramesh R. Sarukkai, Dana H. Ballard, "Phonetic Set Indexing for Fast Lexical Access," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 78-82, Jan. 1998, doi:10.1109/34.655651
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