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Wed May 27 2009
Qs: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations
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Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations
Message 1: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations
From: Simon King <Simon.Kinged.ac.uk>
Subject: Blizzard Challenge: Speech Synthesis Evaluations
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We're pleased to announce that the Blizzard Challenge 2009 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
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.
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. Report any
problems to blizzardfestvox.org
The test site will remain open until June 15th 2009.
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