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Creating speech synthesizer for new languages in Merlin [closed]

I want to use Merlin to synthesize voices in Bangla (Bengali). Can anyone guide me to the steps of creating new languages in Merlin? Besides the data-set, what language-specific tasks do we need to ...
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Computation of parameter filter to match a given frequency response

I'm looking for the practical way to compute the parameters ($a_1$, $a_2$) of a digital filter to match a certain frequency response. I'm studying the 12-poles filter of the vintage component SP0256 ...
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Is there a known correlation between human voice (360Hz to 5kHz) and the frequencies above/below that?

Hello SignalProcessing! Given the important frequencies of a human voice (360Hz to 5kHz) to communicate and the frequencies above and below that make the voice sound way better. Imagine we are ...
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How to improve the word recognition rate on Kaldi?

I am working on speech recognition using Kaldi. We have model which is trained on male voice. We are trying to recognize female voice using this model, but getting less accuracy than male voice for ...
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Bandwidth enhanced sinusoidal model with oscillators banks

i am currently implementing the bandwidth enhanced sinusoidal model for an additive synthesizer, this model allow to accurately produce noisy sounds by adding a noise component to each sinusoids. But ...
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How to use linear predictive coding to compress voice diphone samples?

I'm working on an experimental diphone / unit selection speech synthesizer for my native language which lacks good speech synthesizer for blind people. The problem is that recorded unit library can ...
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TTS - Diphone database

I am working on text to speech conversion. I have done speech synthesis by concatenation of phonemes.The transition between phonemes is not smooth.I want to shift to diphone synthesis. Where can ...
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Effect of redundant training data in HMM-based speech recognizer/synthesizer?

How are redundant training data handled during the training stage? For example, assume we have one observation for phone $\theta$ in the training set. Then the training (for a monophone) is done ...
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Why are the observation features of an HMM-based recognition/synthesis system modeled by a Gaussian distribution?

Why are the observation features (namely MFCCs) of an HMM-based recognition/synthesis system modeled by a Gaussian distribution? Even the state duration is modeled by a Gaussian in this paper: K. ...
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What is actually transmitted following LPC of a speech frame?

For each frame, what's sent over to the receiver for decoding? The coefficients , pitch in some bits, voiced/unvoiced classification in another bit? Another broad question to develop intuition about ...
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Removing vocoder effect from audio file

There are many tutorials and guides explaining how to create a "robotic" voice by using a vocoder or a mix of filters that change pitch, tempo and maybe add a slight echoed delay. However, is it ...
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In framing of audio samples', what is need of frame shift while giving frame size??

In framing of audio samples' in audio feature extraction, what is need of frame shift while giving frame size?? i.e. frame size = 20ms, frame shift = 10ms. Rather then shifting/overlapping why ...
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PSOLA how to calculate synthesized Marks

I have successfully extracts all Pitch Markers from waveforms, I used autocorrelation to find my pitch periods, The markers can be observed in the figure below: I want change my signal (Pitch or ...
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Sample text to collect all possible English biphones for Text-To-Speech

Since the list of phonemes in English is fixed, it should be possible to come up with a sample text(s) to collect all possible biphones for text-to-speech synthesis. Does anyone have a sample text ...
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How to simulation different kinds of Noises in speech signal?

What are the different kinds of noise in speech signal? How can I simulate the same in Matlab for adding to a clean speech signal?
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Speech synthesis requiring very little CPU performance?

Back in the days of 1 MHz 8-bit CPU personal computers (Apple II, Atari 800, et.al.), there were software programs that could do comprehendible arbitrary text-to-speech synthesis on those PCs. What ...