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Lwazi isiNdebele TTS corpus
Orthographic and phonemically aligned transcriptions
Karen Calteaux
Meraka Institute, CSIR
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 3.0 South Africa license:
Daniel van Niekerk; Etienne Barnard; Marelie Davel; Aby Louw; Alta de Waal
Badenhorst, Jaco, Charl van Heerden, Marelie Davel, and Etienne Barnard. "Collecting and evaluating speech recognition corpora for 11 South African languages." Language resources and evaluation 45, no. 3 (2011): 289-309 -
Monolingual speech corpora: Annotated
82Mb (unzipped)
41 mins
RIFF (Microsoft wav), TXT for orthographic transcriptions (UTF8), Textgrid files for phonemic transcriptions 16 KHz, 16 bits per sample Recording channel: Studio quality (microphone)
Books; Government Documents; Periodicals; Web
Phonetically balanced sentences were chosen to ensure adequate phone coverage, from the reference texts
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2018-02-05T20:21:28Z; 2018-03-05T17:55:39Z
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