13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Portland, OR, USA
September 9-13, 2012

The IIIT-H Indic Speech Databases

Kishore Prahallad (1), E. Naresh Kumar (1), Venkatesh Keri (1), S. Rajendran (1), Alan W. Black (2)

(1) Speech and Vision Lab, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India
(2) Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

This paper discusses the efforts in collecting speech databases for Indian languages – Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. We discuss relevant design considerations in collecting these databases, and demonstrate their usage in speech synthesis. By releasing these speech databases in the public domain without any restrictions for non commercial and commercial purposes, we hope to promote research and developmental activities in building speech synthesis systems in Indian languages.

Index Terms: speech databases, speech synthesis, Indian languages

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Prahallad, Kishore / Kumar, E. Naresh / Keri, Venkatesh / Rajendran, S. / Black, Alan W. (2012): "The IIIT-h indic speech databases", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 2546-2549.