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- If sufficient resources are available, and the scale of the development warrants it, a commercial database system should be preferred.
- The development of new re-usable resources in an R&D context
is likely to be best supported by the
use of a LKRL with an efficient and flexible implementation, and the use of
formalisms in this category can therefore be recommended for development
purposes where re-usable resources are concerned.
- Whatever the choice of formalism for a spoken language lexicon , the interface
between the lexicon and other components of a spoken language system needs to
be given close attention.
- A given single formalism is highly unlikely to
provide optimal features for the development and construction of all
components of a given system in the near future.
- Object-oriented database structures and system architectures are likely
to be used increasingly in spoken language systems in order to permit the
encapsulation of module-specific optimal formalisms, implementations and
- Weigh the advantages of the use of specialised commercial databases
against the practical convenience and portability of ASCII database
standards associated with the UNIX operating system
and UNIX ASCII
processing tools for database format conversion and database access.
- Consider whether a system lexicon should be a single component, or, as
is more usual in speech recognition applications, a ``distributed lexicon''
with lexical information associated with the speech recognition ,
stochastic language model and lexical search components.
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