Arabic Text-to-Speech Systems
Demonstration program for Arabic speech synthesis using Diphones and using Allophones.
You can find the list of Arabic diphones in the subdirectory diph_wav, and the list of Arabic Allophones in the subdirectory Allph_wav. The system requires fully diacritized text.
1- Description of the Allophone-based Arabic speech synthesis can be found in
M. Elshafei Ahmed, " Toward an Arabic Text-to-Speech System", in the special issue on Arabization, the Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 4B, pp.565-583, October 1991. http://www.ccse.kfupm.edu.sa/~elshafei/MES_AJST91.pdf
2- Description of the Diphone-based Arabic speech synthesis can be found in
Moustafa Elshafei, Husni Al-Muhtaseb, Mansour Al-Ghamdi," Techniques for high quality Arabic speech synthesis ", Information Sciences 140(3-4): 255-267 (2002)
3- More Arabic Pronunciation Rules can be found in
Mansour Alghamdi, Husni Almuhtasib, Mustafa Elshafei, "Arabic Phonological Rules", King Saud University Journal: Computer Sciences and Information. Vol. 16, pp. 1-25 , 2004.