Text-to- Speech for Urdu: Understanding Intonation

Center for Research in Computational Linguistics (CRCL), Department of Computer Science, DHA Suffa University in collaboration with Centre for Language Engineering

(CLE),UET, Lahore and University of Konstanz, Germany has been awarded a project titled, “Text-to-Speech for Urdu: Understanding Intonation”, by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Germany. This project will investigate on Urdu intonation and speech prosody in relation with the syntax of different types of Urdu sentences. The project will lead to the development of an Urdu language based Text-to Speech Synthesis System. DHA Suffa University will work on the syntax analysis and creation of a treebank and syntactic parser for Urdu.