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Development of Speech Synthesis System for Russian Language Using Deep Neural Networks

Student: Ivan Vovk

Supervisor: Eduard Klyshinskiy

Faculty: HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE)

Educational Programme: Information Science and Computation Technology (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2019

Current work illustrates a speech synthesis system for Russian language based on neural approaches entirely. Our proposed architecture combines the insights of modified implementations: regularized Tacotron 2 and noise shaping vocoder WaveNet. Thus, it is capable to generate directly from any text given as an input high-fidelity natural speech that can be barely distinguished from human. Specifically, it achieves a mean opinion score of 4,37. Furthermore, we payed a lot of attention to dataset collecting and its preprocessing with the help of personally developed stress detecting algorithms using approximated word embeddings learned on char-level. To our best knowledge, they deliver the accentuation accuracy as good as the best publicly available solutions based on deep neural networks.

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