Language Identifier List up for comments
john at mitre.org
Tue Dec 14 15:48:56 CET 2004
Elizabeth J. Pyatt wrote:
> Do you really need to specify different types of English used in the
> United States territories (e.g. Puerto Rico, Guam, etc). I'm aware
> that there are local varieties in some cases, but I'm not sure they
> are reflected in the WRITTEN forms, just in pronunciation. That is,
> business English is the same in Puerto Rico as in the continental U.S.
> Theoretically, you could create a pronunciation/syntax engine for
> en-PR as well as en-TX (Texas), en-NYC (New Yawk City), etc, but I'm
> not sure how well received it would be as a serious tool.
Machine-generated speech is presumably not the only spoken resource
that needs language codes. I can imagine labeling a library of
recordings of English speakers from lots of places, and thus needing
all of en-US-PR, en-US-TX and en-US-NY-NewYorkCity.
- John D. Burger
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