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Lwazi III English TTS Corpus
Complete audio recordings with orthographic transcriptions. TTS corpus for standard SA dialect. This corpus was created to enable the building of a TTS voice.
Karen Calteaux
Meraka Institute, CSIR
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0):
Aby Louw; Georg Schlünz
Aby Louw
Lwazi III Project Final Report "Operational Deployment of Indigenous Text-to-Speech Systems"
Multilingual speech corpora: annotated
1.59 Gb (zipped)
Afrikaans 3115 / 05h53m; English (South African) 255 / 00h21m; isiZulu 126 / 00h08m; isiXhosa 172 / 00h12m; Sepedi 127 / 00h07m; Setswana 73 / 00h04m
Lwazi III
Books; Government Documents; Periodicals; Studio recordings; Web
Sentences that provide diphone coverage from the reference texts as well as sentences that add linguistic context for acoustic naturalness. Out of language sentences to provide phone coverage of other languages.
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2018-02-06T10:00:02Z; 2018-03-05T15:03:45Z
2018-02-06T10:00:02Z; 2018-03-05T15:03:45Z

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