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The Arabic Speech Database: PADAS
Mohamed Khalil Krichi, Adnan Cherif
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Volume - 8   Issue - 2    |    Publication Date - June 2014  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
HTK, MAUS, Phonetic Database, Automatic Segmentation.
ABSTRACT
This work describes a construction of PADAS “Phonetics Arabic Database Automatically segmented” based on a data-driven Markov process. The use of a segmentation database is necessary in speech synthesis and recognizing speech. Manual segmentation is precise but inconsistent, since it is often produced by more than one label and require time and money. The MAUS segmentation and labeling exist for German speech and other languages but not in Arabic. It is necessary to modify MAUS for establish a segmental database for Arab. The speech corpus contains a total of 600 sentences recorded by 3 (2 male and 1 female) Arabic native speakers from Tunisia, 200 sentences for each.
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Mr. Mohamed Khalil Krichi
Faculty of Sciences of Tunis/ Laboratory of Signal Processing/ Physics Department University of Tunis-Manar TUNIS, 1060, - Tunisia
krichi_moha@yahoo.fr
Professor Adnan Cherif
Faculty of Sciences of Tunis/ Laboratory of Signal Processing/ Physics Department University of Tunis-Manar TUNIS, 1060, - Tunisia