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A Romanization System and WebMAUS Aligner for Arabic Varieties

Abstract : This paper presents the results of an ongoing collaboration to develop an Arabic variety-independent romanization system that aims to homogenize and simplify the romanization of the Arabic script, and introduces an Arabic variety-independent WebMAUS service offering a free to use forced-alignment service fully integrated within the WebMAUS services. We present the rationale for developing such a system, highlighting the need for a detailed romanization system with graphemes corresponding to the phonemic short and long vowels/consonants in Arabic varieties. We describe how the acoustic model was created, followed by several hands-on recipes for applying the forced alignment webservice either online or programatically. Finally, we discuss some of the issues we faced during the development of the system.
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Jalal Al-Tamimi, Florian Schiel, Ghada Khattab, Navdeep Sokhey, Djegdjiga Amazouz, et al.. A Romanization System and WebMAUS Aligner for Arabic Varieties. 13th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2022), 2022, Marseille, France. ⟨hal-03729122⟩



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