19.1788, Qs: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations

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Subject: 19.1788, Qs: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations

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Date: 30-May-2008
From: Simon King < Simon.King at ed.ac.uk >
Subject: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations

 

	
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From: Simon King [Simon.King at ed.ac.uk]
Subject: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations
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Dear colleagues,

We're pleased to announce that the Blizzard Challenge 2008 listening test
is now running. The Blizzard Challenge is the only open, international
evaluation campaign for text-to-speech systems. To find out more, please
see http://www.synsig.org/index.php/Blizzard_Challenge .

Taking part in the listening test is a unique opportunity to hear a range
of text-to-speech systems, including some start-of-the-art systems from
both commercial and university research groups, as well as helping to
develop better speech synthesis.

English:
http://groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/blizzard/blizzard2008/english/register-ER.html

Mandarin:
http://groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/blizzard/blizzard2008/mandarin/register-MR.html

Subjects do not need to be native speakers - we gather information about
this in the questionnaire at the end of the listening test. The listening
test can be completed in one session, or over multiple sessions.

Please report problems to blizzard at festvox.org

The test site will remain open until June 16th 2008.

Regards,
Simon King

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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Phonetics
                     Psycholinguistics






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