Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Bonn, Germany
August 22-24, 2007

Epoch Synchronous Non-Overlap-Add (ESNOLA) Method-Based Concatenative Speech Synthesis System for Bangla

Shyamal Kumar Das Mandal, Asoke Kumar Datta

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata, India

In the last decade there has been a shift towards development of speech synthesizer using concatenative synthesis technique instead of parametric synthesis. There are a number of different methodologies for concatenative synthesis like TDPSOLA, PSOLA, and MBROLA. This paper, describes a concatenative speech synthesis system based on Epoch Synchronous Non Over Lapp Add (ESNOLA) technique, for standard colloquial Bengali, which uses the partnemes as the smallest signal units for concatenation. The system provided full control for prosody and intonation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Das Mandal, Shyamal Kumar / Datta, Asoke Kumar (2007): "Epoch synchronous non-overlap-add (ESNOLA) method-based concatenative speech synthesis system for Bangla", In SSW6-2007, 351-355.