This paper presents a complete statistical speech synthesizer for Myanmar which includes a syllable segmenter, text normalizer, grapheme-to-phoneme convertor, and an HMM-based speech synthesis engine. We believe this is the first such system for the Myanmar language. We performed a thorough human evaluation of the synthesizer relative to human and re-synthesized baselines. Our results show that our system is able to synthesize speech at a quality comparable with similar state-of-the-art synthesizers for other languages.
Bibliographic reference. Thu, Ye Kyaw / Pa, Win Pa / Ni, Jinfu / Shiga, Yoshinori / Finch, Andrew / Hori, Chiori / Kawai, Hisashi / Sumita, Eiichiro (2015): "HMM based myanmar text to speech system", In INTERSPEECH-2015, 2237-2241.