Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Bonn, Germany
August 22-24, 2007

Text Processing for Text-to-Speech Systems in Indian Languages

Anand Arokia Raj (1), Tanuja Sarkar (1), Satish Chandra Pammi (1), Santhosh Yuvaraj (1), Mohit Bansal (2), Kishore Prahallad (1,3), Alan W. Black (3)

(1) International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India
(2) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
(3) Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

To build a natural sounding speech synthesis system, it is essential that the text processing component produce an appropriate sequence of phonemic units corresponding to an arbitrary input text. In this paper we discuss our efforts in addressing the issues of Font-to-Akshara mapping, pronunciation rules for Aksharas, text normalization in the context of building text-to-speech systems in Indian languages.

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Bibliographic reference.  Raj, Anand Arokia / Sarkar, Tanuja / Pammi, Satish Chandra / Yuvaraj, Santhosh / Bansal, Mohit / Prahallad, Kishore / Black, Alan W. (2007): "Text processing for text-to-speech systems in Indian languages", In SSW6-2007, 188-193.