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Tamil Text-To-Speech Synthesizer Using Festival Framework

P. Dheepan, Rajeswari Sridhar


The aim of this project is to develop a Text-to- Speech synthesizer in Tamil language which will be used by illiterate people. The secondary objective is to facilitate Tamil linguists to correct the pronunciation of the synthesizer. The pronunciation correction mechanism will improve the synthesizer over a period of time through collective experience of the Tamil linguists. The synthesizer is developed based on FESTIVAL framework. The framework facilitates the construction of high quality synthetic voice with substantially less amount of resources in a short span of time.The user interface that facilitates pronunciation prediction &correction is developed using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.


TTS, Text-to-Speech, FESTIVAL, Tamil Speech Synthesis, Concatenation Synthesis

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