Implementation of Three Text to Speech Systems for Kurdish Language

  • Anvar Bahrampour
  • Wafa Barkhoda
  • Bahram Zahir Azami
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5856)

Abstract

Nowadays, concatenative method is used in most modern TTS systems to produce artificial speech. The most important challenge in this method is choosing appropriate unit for creating database. This unit must warranty smoothness and high quality speech, and also, creating database for it must reasonable and inexpensive. For example, syllable, phoneme, allophone, and, diphone are appropriate units for all-purpose systems. In this paper, we implemented three synthesis systems for Kurdish language based on syllable, allophone, and diphone and compare their quality using subjective testing.

Keywords

Speech Synthesis Concatenative Method Kurdish TTS System Allophone Syllable Diphone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anvar Bahrampour
    • 1
  • Wafa Barkhoda
    • 2
  • Bahram Zahir Azami
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyIslamic Azad UniversitySanandaj Branch SanandajIran
  2. 2.Department of ComputerUniversity of KurdistanSanandajIran

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