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Prosody Generation in Neutral Speech Storytelling Application Using Tilt Model

Authors: S. D. Shirbahadurkar, Manjare Chandraprabha A., Manjare Anil S., Paithne Ajay N.

Abstract:

This paper proposes Intonation Modeling for Prosody generation in Neutral speech for Marathi (language spoken in Maharashtra, India) story telling applications. Nowadays audio story telling devices are very eminent for children. In this paper, we proposed tilt model for stressed words in Marathi for speech modification. Tilt model predicts modification in tone of neutral speech. GMM is used to identify stressed words for modification.

Keywords: fundamental frequency, GMM, tilt model, statistical parametric speech synthesis

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