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Development of a regional voice dataset and speaker classification based on machine learning

Muhammad Ismail, Shahzad Memon, Lachhman Das Dhomeja, Shahid Munir Shah, Dostdar Hussain, Sabit Rahim, Imran Ali
2021 Journal of Big Data  
To build voice dataset, voice samples were recorded from 180 male and female speakers with two languages English and Urdu in form of five regional accents.  ...  Although, there is a global need for voice biometrics especially when voice-based services are common, however, this paper uses Pakistan as a use case to show how to build regional voice dataset for voice  ...  Acknowledgements Authors would like to acknowledge and thanks to the participants in the collection of voice samples.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40537-021-00435-9 fatcat:cavxwql47beflbitnrbb7zid5u

Multilingual text-to-speech synthesis

A.W. Black, K.A. Lenzo
2004 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing  
The second concerns the building of a new voice without recording any new acoustic data, and the restrictions that imposes.  ...  First it discusses the necessary steps required to build a synthetic voice from scratch in a new language.  ...  We have run simple tests with US English synthesizers built from a Scottish English speaker and a Chinese English speaker.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icassp.2004.1326656 dblp:conf/icassp/BlackL04 fatcat:y52mhxsl45b3zh4jktbshka2i4

Books, Bullets, and Burqas Anatomy of a Crisis – Educational Development, Society, and the State in Afghanistan [article]

Craig C. Naumann
2022 Zenodo  
The author argued in favor of customized development solutions instead of a centrally driven one-size-fits-all approach.  ...  externally funded rentier state and state sovereignty, intricacies and limitations of capacity building including the competition between humanitarian aid agencies and state authorities.  ...  161, 171, 173, 178, 179 Nasrullah, 20 National 78, 137, 142, 143, 147, 150, 210, 259, 266,[268][269][270][271][272][273] 58 National Priority Programs (NPPs),[208][209][210] 266 National Risk and  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6344865 fatcat:7ppv4mmejbfyfpa245baua2mn4

Language Technologies for Humanitarian Aid

Jaime G. Carbonell, Alon Lavie, Lori Levin, Alan Black
2018
"Soomaaliga"), or Afghanistan (language: Pashto, with subpopulations of Urdu and Tadjik speakers).  ...  Even in Latin America, where Spanish and Portuguese dominate, there are over 100 indigenous languages, including Quechua in Peru, Aymara in Bolivia, Mapudungun in Southern Chile, and the Tucan languages  ...  In the development of a Pashtu synthetic voice we used a US English speaker, trained in phonetics, to mimic the natural Pashtu speech, as no native Pashtu speaker was available.  ... 
doi:10.1184/r1/6622793 fatcat:q2zl2qgnzbeobl4sctu4reav4y

Language Technologies for Humanitarian Aid

Jaime G. Carbonell, Alon Lavie, Lorraine Levin, Alan Black
2018
"Soomaaliga"), or Afghanistan (language: Pashto, with subpopulations of Urdu and Tadjik speakers).  ...  Even in Latin America, where Spanish and Portuguese dominate, there are over 100 indigenous languages, including Quechua in Peru, Aymara in Bolivia, Mapudungun in Southern Chile, and the Tucan languages  ...  In the development of a Pashtu synthetic voice we used a US English speaker, trained in phonetics, to mimic the natural Pashtu speech, as no native Pashtu speaker was available.  ... 
doi:10.1184/r1/6606755 fatcat:w6dcczxfbrgynorkn4dka3m7nq

Patron-in-Chief Cultural Effect of Gender on Apology Strategies of Pakistani Undergraduate Students

Mr, Muhammad
2014 Nawaz Computer Assistant, Quality Enhancement Cell, NUML I   unpublished
Although in minority, Pashtu speakers are observed to take pride in their mother tongue and its use among themselves.  ...  It was found that there was a marked difference between the choices and preferences of Urdu-speaking and Pashtu-speaking students. Their approach also varied across gender.  ... 
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Proceedings of the Second International Conference Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria

Svetla Koeva​, Karel Oliva​, Mariana Damova​, Mila Dimitrova­vulchanova​ Norwegian, Preslav Nakov, Radev
2016 Proceedings of the Second International Conference Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria   unpublished
We hope that CLIB 2016 will be a useful and productive experience that we all will enjoy!  ...  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members of the Programme Committee, who accepted to join us and invested a lot of expertise to provide valuable feedback to the authors.  ...  We use here the passive constructions in Romanian as a case study for showing how statistical data help understanding this linguistic phenomenon.  ... 
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Technology for Humanitarian Action [chapter]

To Bear Witness  
Preston Marshall (XG) and Larry Jackal (cognitive radio) of DARPA, Mitch Kokar of Northeastern University (ontology-based radio), and Cliff Weinstien of MIT Lincoln Laboratory (natural language processing  ...  In the development of a Pashtu synthetic voice, we used a U.S. English speaker, trained in phonetics, to mimic the natural Pashtu speech, as no native Pashtu speaker was available.  ...  Speech recognition engines must often also deal with nonnative speakers, both with subtle and strong accents.  ... 
doi:10.2307/j.ctt13x0296.33 fatcat:jg6omvfhxncwvgcj7gzw5kin2i

THE PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION AND THE SENATE UNDER THE FRENCH FIFTH REPUBLIC

Łukasz Jakubiak, Jagiellonian University in Cracow
2017 Athenaeum. Polish Political Science Studies  
Mazury in Olsztyn)political system of Poland, political systems, Marek Żyromski (Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) -political systems.  ...  Szczecin) -political thought, political movements, Witold Stankowski (The Witold Pilecki State School of Higher Education in Oświęcim) -modern political history, Arkadiusz Żukowski (University of Warmia and  ...  approached� There is a need to conduct an in-depth analysis of this phenomenon in order to take appropriate measures� Russian propaganda and other hybrid warfare tools used should not be treated as a  ... 
doi:10.15804/athena.2017.56.03 fatcat:xlbeysssjfa7ljrl2d2atmhxha

Terrestrial Things: War, Language, and Value in Afghanistan

Fatima Mojaddedi
2017
Taking Kabul as the panoramic ground of profound social and epistemological transformations, the dissertation traces a crucial shift beginning in 2011-2012, from a highly speculative war economy (a "green  ...  The twin concern with generalized forms of death dealing and tragedy, on one hand, and the moral and political exigency for Afghans to distinguish between a world of appearances and one of essences (the  ...  is actualized by a speaker through the use of "I."  ... 
doi:10.7916/d8p55ntg fatcat:e6cosrxpybeatau23qspsrxnd4

(The production of) Who is a Refugee?

Paolo Novak
2008
Second, it develops a framework for the study of refugee protection and assistance that draws upon and expands governmentality approaches for the study of regimes.  ...  It is argued that, in order to define who is a refugee, it is necessary to unpack: a) the simultaneity of processes co-determining who is a refugee, in a particular time and [...]  ...  agendas o f the speaker.  ... 
doi:10.25501/soas.00028832 fatcat:y5uvefe4uvd5pf4kydwgdrndsu

A Chance for Dialogical Journalism? Social Web Practices and Handling of User Comments at Deutsche Welle

Ines Drefs
2021
How do news organizations use the social web? How do they handle online user comments?  ...  Based on a specially developed analytical grid the study offers a democracy-theoretical evaluation of the user comments and their handling by Deutsche Welle.  ...  whatever is of interest […] dynamically and dialectically rather than as a static construct" (p. 23).  ... 
doi:10.48541/dcr.v7.0 fatcat:zmil3upqhrgsxbdhoufjpq7yeu