Feb 10 2021
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Feb 10 2021
Hello! My name is Marin Benkin and I am an owner of a little company in Bulgaria and I am interested to create neural voices in my language and to improve speech recognition.
What time was to do to have a permission to create Neural voice in Bulgarian?
Feb 10 2021 09:15 AM
The question is: What I must do to have a permission to create Neural voice in Bulgarian?
Feb 10 2021 09:18 AM
@Benkin do you want to try to create your own custom Neural voice in Bulgarian? We already have 2 Bulgarian Neural voices available as mentioned here: Language support - Speech service - Azure Cognitive Services | Microsoft Docs
Feb 10 2021 09:20 AM
Feb 10 2021 09:25 AM
@edwardun I had made a lot of experiments with these voices and the biggest problem there is that they cannot pronounce medical terms.
I have a platform for online rehabilitation and I need to make voices for my videos.
Feb 10 2021 09:44 AM
@Benkin , have you try <phoneme> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/speech-service/speech-synthesis-markup?tab... to improve the pronunciations? Also, you can put that in a custom lexicon (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/speech-service/speech-synthesis-markup?tab...).
Feb 10 2021 10:05 AM
@edwardun Yes I tried, but the results are unsatisfactory and this is the reason I want to create custom neural voice
Feb 10 2021 10:56 AM
Hi @Benkin , yes Bulgarian for Custom Neural Voice is in our roadmap and we might be able to get to a private preview soon. Please apply to http://aka.ms/customvoice to request for building a Custom Neural Voice and specify you want to build a voice in Bulgarian. If you get approved, we might be able to get you to the private preview list.
Feb 10 2021 11:53 AM
@edwardun Thank you !
I had applied the form yesterday and I'm waiting for your response.
Мy team and me hope our project will be approved.
I am sure that our project will be useful for many people in Bulgaria.