Neural TTS for Kannada -Indistinguishable from human speech.
State-of-the-art Deep Neural network based TTS engine developed for Kannada
Our TTS system was able to achieve an MOS of 4.42 ± 0.53 when compared to the ground truth 4.55 ± 0.56 based on the evaluation of 25 Kannada natives.
A survey was conducted to compare our synthesized speech with the human speech and it was seen that people preferred the synthesized speech over human speech.
Here are a few audio samples of the synthesized speech developed by RaGaVeRa's Kannada TTS.
Below is the side by side comparison of human speech with synthesized speech.
Below is a link to a survey where you can listen to some more audio samples and rate them accordingly.
We at RaGaVeRa will be further researching and developing TTS for multiple Indian language in multiple voices.