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dc.contributor.author Alam, Firoj
dc.contributor.author Nath, Promila Kanti
dc.contributor.author Khan, Mumit
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-28T04:23:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-28T04:23:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/663
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 6).
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we present a Text to Speech (TTS) synthesis system for Bangla language using the opensource Festival TTS engine. Festival is a complete TTS synthesis system, with components supporting front-end processing of the input text, language modeling, and speech synthesis using its signal processing module. The Bangla TTS system proposed here, creates the voice data for festival, and additionally extends festival using its embedded scheme scripting interface to incorporate Bangla language support. Festival is a concatenative TTS system using diphone or other unit selection speech units. Our TTS implementation uses two different kinds of these concatenative methods supported in Festival: unit selection and multisyn unit selection. The modules of such a TTS system are described in this paper, followed by an evaluation of the quality of synthesized speech for acceptability and intelligibility. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Firoj Alam
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Nath, Promila Kanti
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Mumit Khan
dc.format.extent 6 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
dc.subject Bangla language processing
dc.title Text to speech for Bangla language using festival en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Research on Bangla Language Processing (CRBLP), BRAC University


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