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LINGUIST List 19.1788

Wed Jun 04 2008

Qs: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations

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        1.    Simon King, Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations


Message 1: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations
Date: 30-May-2008
From: Simon King <Simon.Kinged.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 blizzardfestvox.org

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

Regards,
Simon King

[Note: The character encoding of your browser window may need to be changed
to Unicode (UTF 8) to view the Mandarin website properly.]

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Phonetics
                            Psycholinguistics

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