Adding phonetic similarity data to a lexical database

Ruli Manurung, Graeme Ritchie, Helen Pain, Annalu Waller, Rolf Black, Dave O'Mara

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As part of a project to construct an interactive program which would encourage children to play with language by building jokes, we developed a lexical database, starting from WordNet. To the existing information about part of speech, synonymy, hyponymy, etc., we have added phonetic representations and phonetic similarity ratings for pairs of words/phrases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalLanguage Resources and Evaluation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2008


  • Lexical database
  • Phonetic representation
  • WordNet


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