In order to better understand and compare research techniques in
building corpus-based speech synthesizers on the same
data, the Blizzard Challenge has been devised.
The basic challenge is to take the released speech database, build a
synthetic voice from the data and synthesize a prescribed set of test
sentences. The sentences from each synthesizer will then be evaluated
through listening tests.
Blizzard Challenge 2013 is current under development.
Results from previous Challenges:
The Blizzard Challenge: Further Information
For further information please contact email@example.com
Further description of the Challenge itself was published in
Interspeech 2005 Eurospeech in Lisbon: