PHOM: A database of 14,000 pseudo-homophones


  • Farioli Fernand
  • Grainger Jonathan
  • Ferrand Ludovic

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Pseudo-homophones (i.e., novel letter strings that can be pronounced like real words, i.e., ``brane'' from ``brain'') play an important role in psycholinguistic experiments, since they can be used to uncover basic mechanisms associated with the role of phonology in silent reading and reading aloud. We present a database of more than 14,000 French pseudo-homophones that respect the phonotactic constraints of French. We also describe our pseudo-homophone generator that can be used to generate pseudo-homophones that obey French phonotactic constraints. The database is freely available on the following website

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