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Lingala (Lingála) male text-to-speech model trained at 22050 Hz and is available to synthesize the Lingala language.
This Lingala (Lingála) male text-to-speech model is trained on the openbible dataset at 22050 Hz and is available to synthesize the Lingala language. The model is based on the VITS encoder.
pip install tts
tts --text "Hello, world!" --model_name tts_models/lin/openbible/vits
Lingala is a Bantu language primarily spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. It is one of the national languages of both countries and is also used as a lingua franca in the region. Lingala has a relatively simple grammar and is known for its musicality and rhythm. It uses the Latin alphabet with additional diacritic marks to represent specific sounds.
The OpenBible dataset is a speech dataset that includes recordings of Bible passages read by various speakers. It is commonly used for developing applications related to biblical text processing or speech analysis.
VITS, also known as VQ-VAE-Transformer, is an advanced technique used for training audio models. It combines different components to create powerful models that can understand and generate human-like speech. VITS works by breaking down audio into tiny pieces called vectors, which are like puzzle pieces that represent different parts of the sound. These vectors are then put together using a special algorithm that helps the model learn patterns and understand the structure of the audio. It’s similar to how we put together jigsaw puzzles to form a complete picture. With VITS, the model can not only recognize and understand different speech sounds but also generate new sounds that sound very similar to human speech. This technology has a wide range of applications, from creating realistic voice assistants to helping people with speech impairments communicate more effectively.