Tarteel is a Quran application that listens to your recitation and corrects mistakes. The name tarteel comes from the Quran itself, where God commands us to "recite the Quran with Tarteel (slow, measured, rhythmic tones)" (73:4).
Tarteel leverages the latest technology in AI and Machine Learning (ML) to perform speech recognition and analyze recitations. To power our ML algorithms, we require a large and diverse dataset of reciters from all around the world to contribute their recitations. The more submissions the algorithm gets, the more accurate it becomes.
Our goal is to support and serve our Imams and Institutions that seek to teach Muslims how to read the words of Allah - SWT - and to provide those with limited access to Imams and Sheikhs a means of maintaining their relationship with Allah - SWT - and his book.
We started Tarteel as an initiative to collect the world’s first and largest open-source dataset of Quranic recitations carried out by ordinary Muslims. Most of the available audio of the Quran being recited is from professional reciters with strong fluency in tajweed (rules of recitation) and is recorded in studios. This is valuable when someone wants to listen to a professional recitation of the Quran.
However, many software tools that Muslim developers are interested in building require training machine learning models on Quranic recitation (e.g. to convert recitation2text), as it is recited by ordinary Muslims. The recitation of ordinary Muslims differs from professional recordings in many ways: for example, it may include background noise, or may be recited by people with limited knowledge of tajweed, or the demographics of reciters may be different. By collecting this data, we can train machine learning models, which we will release to software developers who are interested in developing a wide variety of applications that are based on recitation2text, things like:
To build good machine learning models, it helps to have people recite different verses from across the entire Quran. We're measuring how well we've covered the Qur'an and these are our stats so far:
For more information, please check out our white paper.