The CMU Lexical Access system hypothesizes words from a phonetic lattice, supplemented by a coarse labelling of the speech signal. Word hypotheses are anchored on syllabic nuclei and are generated independently for different parts of the utterance. Junctures between words are resolved separately, on demand from the Parser module. The lexical representation is generated by rule from base foms , in a completely automatic process. A description of the various components of the system is provided, a s well a s performance data.
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