Development of annotated Bangla speech corpora
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This paper describes the development procedure of three different Bangla read speech corpora which can be used for phonetic research and developing speech applications. Several criteria were maintained in the corpora development process that includes considering the phonetic and prosodic features during text selection. On the other hand, a specification was maintained in the recording phase as the speaking style is a vital part in speech applications. We also concentrated on proper text normalization, pronunciation, aligning, and labeling. The labeling was done manually – in the present endeavor sentence level labeling (annotation) was completed by maintaining a specification so that it could be expanded in future.