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LINGUIST List 20.1989

Wed May 27 2009

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: 25-May-2009
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 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
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/blizzard2009/english/register-ER.html

Mandarin:
http://groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/blizzard/blizzard2009/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. Report any
problems to blizzardfestvox.org

The test site will remain open until June 15th 2009.

Please also pass this message on to your students.

Regards,
Simon King

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Phonetics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

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