Lexicons and Command Grammars

If you have a command grammar, and you need a word with an unusual pronunciation, you can use the PRON attribute of the <PHRASE> tag to specify a pronunciation using either a phoneme representation or an explicit array of PhoneIDs (phoneme identifiers) that you have extracted from the SpPhoneConverter (the SAPI default converter between phoneme…

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Training versus Lexicons

I’ve received a number of requests from people who want to train the recognizer from wave files.  I’ve helped them, but one thing I’ve come to realize is that they’re confusing training with lexicons. In particular, training the engine will not add new words to the vocabulary. Training the engine from a set of wave…

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