Enhancing the Synthetic Voice Experience in Chinese with Azure Neural TTS

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Azure TTS offers dozens of digital voices in Chinese to meet needs. Today, we are excited to announce an update to the prosody model, which enhances the synthetic voice experience for Chinese.

ousing AI to make the synthetic voice more expressive and natural.

What’s New

We are introducing a new prosody model for Chinese which provides a more natural and expressive synthetic voice. This model is trained on a large-scale Chinese corpus and is designed to generate more natural and expressive synthetic speech.

Major Updates

The new prosody model for Chinese includes the following updates:

  • Improved intonation
  • Improved sentence boundary detection
  • Improved word boundary detection
  • Improved phrase boundary detection
  • Improved word emphasis

What’s Important to Know

The new prosody model for Chinese is now available for Azure Neural TTS customers. We are continuously working on improving the quality of our synthetic voices and we are committed to providing our customers the best possible experience.

“We are excited to announce our latest update to the prosody model which enhances the synthetic voice experience for Chinese.”

We are confident that this update will help our customers create more natural and expressive synthetic voices for their applications. We are looking forward to hearing feedback and to continuing to improve the quality of our synthetic voices.

Key points from the article:

  • Azure Neural TTS offers dozens of highly human-like digital voices in Chinese
  • The update to the prosody model enhances the synthetic voice experience for Chinese
  • The update is in response to the emerging trend of using TTS to generate enjoyable AI content
  • The update offers more natural and expressive voices
  • The update is available to customers worldwide
  • From the AI – Cognitive Services Blog


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