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Query Subject:   Issues in creating a speech corpus
Author:   Pankaj Dwivedi
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Query:   Hello all,

I am working on a lessor known dialect of Hindi language. I have around 15 hours of its speech data recorded with a professional recorder-Olympus LS100. Data mainly include free discourses from a variety of fields such as stories, daily routine, recipes, experiences, common words in isolation etc.I have also created text files/text grids for audio files using PRAAT. I am wondering if I can create a small speech corpus out of it. If yes, How? What next step should I take? I want to create a TTS system for it. Is it possible? Please explain it to me step by step.

You help will be duly acknowledged in research publications in form of a co-author?

Thank you!
LL Issue: 24.3117
Date posted: 31-Jul-2013


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