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A Grapheme-based Text to Speech System for Yoruba Language

Itunuoluwa Isewon, Adejumoke Famade, Jelili Oyelade in Information Sciences

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication:2022
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors:Itunuoluwa Isewon, Adejumoke Famade, Jelili Oyelade
10.5120/ijais2022451924
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  1. Itunuoluwa Isewon, Adejumoke Famade and Jelili Oyelade. A Grapheme-based Text to Speech System for Yoruba Language. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 12(39):1-5, April 2022. URL, DOI BibTeX

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Abstract

A Text to Speech synthesizer is an application that converts text to speech; the process of conversion is achieved by the application of the analysis of natural and digital signal processing on the input text. Over the years, some Text to Speech systemshas been built for different languages e.g. English, Kiswahili, German, French, Telugu, Mandarin, etc. The aim of this study is to develop an application for Yoruba Text to speech synthesis.

The Mary Text to Speech framework was used to implement a speech synthesizer for the Yoruba language. The Text to Speech system developed can convert an input text into speech sound in Yoruba. This application allows a user to input a text and the engine reads out the text as a synthesized speech. The user is also able to upload a text file and the engine also reads the uploaded text file, the user can save the synthesized speech inthe local storage ofthe system.

A basic graphical user interface has been produced that plays out the essential elements of a speech synthesizer like conversion and speech synthesis. Agrapheme-based speech synthesizer has been produced for the Yoruba language which is a tonal language.

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Keywords

Text to Speech, Speech synthesis, Mary tool, Yoruba language