TEXT TO SPEECH CONVERSION FOR PUNJABI USING FORMANT SYNTHESIS TECHNIQUE by Ruhi Rani
This thesis work is done with the purpose of generating Punjabi sound. For this the formant synthesis
technique is used. The Punjabi text is given as input to the system. The provided text to the system is first analyzed and converted into the required form for generating the synthetic speech. For this, a phonetic tool PRAAT is used. The sound units for Punjabi are scripted with their various characteristics such as pitch, bandwidth and formant frequency. With the help of various rules the text that is provided to the system is converted in to the smallest unit that is letters. The scripts are written in PRAAT tool for these letters and then the code is written for the concatenation of these letters so that the final synthetic speech is generated. Thus the high quality speech is generated as an output of the system.