Sunday, October 18, 2015

Chrome Tamil TTS Engine powered by SSN Speech Lab

In an attempt at first good impression that went wrong this was the outcome.

I got to know about SSN's Speech Lab yesterday and built a Chrome extension that builds on top of it as a TTS Engine. These guys have a wonderful system built - You should check out 'em out.

Right click on any Tamil text, right click and listen to it in a Male / Female voice.

You can install the plugin from

The code is available on

Details for other extensions using the TTS
- Language - ta-IN
- Gender - male and female
- Voice names - Male is Krishna and Female is Radhae

Monday, October 5, 2015

Introducing scalding-dataflow

For the last 3 days, I've been working on trying to understand the Google Cloud Flow pipeline semantics for batch processing. Result was a ScaldingPipelineRunner for DataFlow pipelines.

NOTICE (You've been warned)
  1. It is still in very very early stages. 
  2. It doesn't have all translators implemented (as of writing)
  3. It isn't tested on a Hadoop Setup yet
It runs WordCount though :) Do give it a spin. 

It goes well with scalaflow - Scala DSL for building dataflow pipelines. 

Special thanks to Cloudera's spark-dataflow project. Couldn't have done without it :)