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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.
Citation:
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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