Using automatic speech recognition to evaluate Arabic to English transliteration

Khalil, G., 2013. Using automatic speech recognition to evaluate Arabic to English transliteration. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.


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Increased travel and international communication has led to an increased need for transliteration of Arabic proper names for people, places, technical terms and organisations. There are a variety of available Arabic to English transliteration systems such as Unicode, the Buckwalter Arabic transliteration, and ArabTeX. The transliteration tables have been developed and used by researchers for many years, but there are only limited attempts to evaluate and compare different transliteration systems. This thesis investigates whether or not speech recognition technology could be used to evaluate different Arabic-English transliteration systems. In order to do so there were 5 main objectives: firstly, to investigate the possibility of using English speech recognition engines to recognize Arabic words; secondly, to establish the possibility of automatic transliteration of diacritised Arabic words for the purpose of creating a vocabulary for the speech recognition engine; thirdly, to explore the possibility of automatically generating transliterations of non diacritised Arabic words; fourthly to construct a general method to compare and evaluate different transliteration; and finally, to test the system and use it to experiment with new transliterations ideas.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Khalil, G.
Date: 2013
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