Acoustics of Bangla Speech Sounds

  • Asoke KumarĀ Datta

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Asoke Kumar Datta
    Pages 1-54
  3. Asoke Kumar Datta
    Pages 55-117
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 119-133

About this book


This book presents the consolidated acoustic data for all phones in Standard Colloquial Bengali (SCB), commonly known as Bangla, a Bengali language used by 350 million people in India, Bangladesh and the Bengali diaspora. The book analyzes the real speech of selected native speakers of the Bangla dialect to ensure that a proper acoustical database is available for the development of speech technologies. The acoustic data presented here consists of averages and their normal spread, represented by the standard deviations of necessary acoustic parameters including e.g. formant information for multiple native speakers of both sexes.

 The study employs two important speech technologies, namely (1) text to speech synthesis (TTS) and (2) automatic speech recognition (ASR). The procedures, particularly related to the use of technologies, are described in sufficient detail that researchers can use them in the creation of technical acoustic databases for any other Indian dialect. The book offers a unique resource for scientists and industrial practitioners who are interested in the acoustic analysis and processing of Indian dialects to develop similar dialect databases of their own.


Standard Colloquial Bengali (SCB) Text to Speech Synthesis (TTS) Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) Acoustic Analysis Electronic Palatograph (EPG) Analysis Spoken Language Technology (SLT) Spectral Features Speech Processing Vowel Production IPA Vowel Diagram

Authors and affiliations

  • Asoke KumarĀ Datta
    • 1
  1. 1.Society for Natural Language Technology Research (SNLTR)KolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4261-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4262-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4870
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