4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Preliminaries to a Romanian Speech Database

Marian Boldea, Alin Doroga, Tiberiu Dumitrescu, Maria Pescaru

Department of Computer Science, "Politehnica" University, Timisoara, Romania

This paper presents the design and early recording stages of a Romanian speech database to be used for development of both speech recognition and speech synthesis systems. The recognition part is built around a core patterned after the EUROM_1 [4] design, so that an as good as possible compatibility to exist with this, and includes both read and semispontaneous speech. The synthesis part consists of a read speech corpus from which diphones are to be extracted to build concatenation-based TTS systems, and read material to serve as benchmark data for the administration of a Romanian version of the Modified Rhyme Test [2].

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Bibliographic reference.  Boldea, Marian / Doroga, Alin / Dumitrescu, Tiberiu / Pescaru, Maria (1996): "Preliminaries to a romanian speech database", In ICSLP-1996, 1934-1937.