DOI: 10.17586/2226-1494-2019-19-5-951-954


ACOUSTIC MODELING FOR KAZAKH SPEECH SYNTHESIS

A. K. Kaliyev, S. V. Rybin


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Kaliyev A.K., Rybin S.V. Acoustic modeling for Kazakh speech synthesis. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2019, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 951–954 (in Russian). doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2019-19-5-951-954



Abstract

We present a new framework of generative adversarial network for training of acoustic model for speech synthesis. The proposed generative adversarial network consists of a generator and a pair of agent discriminators, where the generator predicts the acoustic features from the linguistic representation. Training and testing were carried out on the Kazakh speech corpus, which consisted of 5.6 hours of speech recording. According to the experiment results the 3.46 mean opinion score was obtained which shows an acceptable quality of speech synthesis. This approach of the acoustic model development can be applied in speech synthesis systems of the other languages.


Keywords: acoustic model, speech synthesis, Kazakh language, generative adversarial network (GAN), speech corpus

Acknowledgements. This work was financially supported by the initial funding from ITMO University within the framework of research practice No. 618278 “Emotional speech synthesis based on generative adversarial networks”.

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