The Blizzard Challenge 2007: Workshop
in conjunction with the
Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis
Bonn, Germany / August 25, 2007

Program Schedule

Author Index and Quick Access to Abstracts

Adell   Aguero   Alhonen   Andersson   Aylett   Badino   Bennett   Black   Blanchard   Bonafonte   Braunschweiler   Buchholz   Cahill   Carson-Berndsen   Chen   Clark, Robert A.   Clark, Robert A. J.   Dai   Ding   Erro   Esquerra   Figueira   Fitt   FRASER (001)   Fraser (003)   Gao   Hirai   Hu   Hunecke   Jiang   Jun   Kaszczuk   Kawai   Kim, Myung   Kim, Seong-Won   KING (001)   King (003)   Kominek   Langner   Lee, Jong-Seok   Lee, Joon-Woo   Ling   Lu   Maia   Mayo   Moreno   Morita   Na   Nakamura   Ni   Oliveira   Osowski   Paulo   Perez   Pidcock   Podsiadlo   Polyakova   Prahallad   Qin   Richmond   Rozak   Sakai   Schroeder   Strom   Toda (002)   Toda (008)   Tokuda (002)   Tokuda (008)   Toth   Tsuzaki   Wang   Webster   Weiss   Wouters   Yamagishi (006)   Yamagishi (008)   Yang   Zen   Zhao  

Names written in boldface refer to first authors, in CAPITAL letters to keynote and invited papers. Full papers can be accessed from the abstracts Please note that each abstract opens in a separate window.

Table of Contents and Access to Abstracts

Fraser, Mark / King, Simon: "The Blizzard Challenge 2007", paper 001.

Ni, Jinfu / Hirai, Toshio / Kawai, Hisashi / Toda, Tomoki / Tokuda, Keiichi / Tsuzaki, Minoru / Sakai, Shinsuke / Maia, Ranniery / Nakamura, Satoshi: "ATRECSS -- ATR English speech corpus for speech synthesis", paper 002.

Clark, Robert A. J. / Podsiadlo, Monika / Fraser, Mark / Mayo, Catherine / King, Simon: "Statistical analysis of the Blizzard Challenge 2007 listening test results", paper 003.

Aylett, Matthew P. / Andersson, J. Sebastian / Badino, Leonardo / Pidcock, Christopher J.: "The Cerevoice Blizzard entry 2007: are small database errors worse than compression artifacts?", paper 004.

Black, Alan W. / Bennett, Christina L. / Blanchard, Benjamin C. / Kominek, John / Langner, Brian / Prahallad, Kishore / Toth, Arthur: "CMU Blizzard 2007: a hybrid acoustic unit selection system from statistically predicted parameters", paper 005.

Richmond, Korin / Strom, Volker / Clark, Robert A. / Yamagishi, Junichi / Fitt, Sue: "Festival multisyn voices for the 2007 Blizzard Challenge", paper 006.

Schroeder, Marc / Hunecke, Anna: "MARY TTS participation in the Blizzard Challenge 2007", paper 007.

Yamagishi, Junichi / Zen, Heiga / Toda, Tomoki / Tokuda, Keiichi: "Speaker-independent HMM-based speech synthesis system - HTS-2007 system for the Blizzard Challenge 2007", paper 008.

Weiss, Christian / Paulo, Sergio / Figueira, Luis / Oliveira, Luis C.: "Blizzard Entry: integrated voice building and synthesis for unit-selection TTS", paper 009.

Kaszczuk, Michal / Osowski, Lukasz: "The IVO software Blizzard 2007 entry: improving Ivona speech synthesis system", paper 010.

Rozak, Mike: "Text-to-speech designed for a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)", paper 011.

Ding, Feng / Alhonen, Jari: "Non-uniform unit selection through search strategy for Blizzard Challenge 2007", paper 012.

Wouters, Johan: "SVOX participation in Blizzard 2007", paper 013.

Buchholz, Sabine / Braunschweiler, Norbert / Morita, Masahiro / Webster, Gabe: "The Toshiba entry for the 2007 Blizzard Challenge", paper 014.

Cahill, Peter / Carson-Berndsen, Julie: "The Jess Blizzard Challenge 2007 entry", paper 015.

Bonafonte, Antonio / Adell, Jordi / Aguero, Pablo D. / Erro, Daniel / Esquerra, Ignasi / Moreno, Asunción / Perez, Javier / Polyakova, Tatyana: "The UPC TTS system description for the 2007 Blizzard Challenge", paper 016.

Ling, Zhen-Hua / Qin, Long / Lu, Heng / Gao, Yu / Dai, Li-Rong / Wang, Ren-Hua / Jiang, Yuan / Zhao, Zhi-Wei / Yang, Jin-Hui / Chen, Jie / Hu, Guo-Ping: "The USTC and iflytek speech synthesis systems for Blizzard Challenge 2007", paper 017.

Jun, Won-Suk / Na, Deok-Su / Kim, Seong-Won / Kim, Myung / Lee, Joon-Woo / Lee, Jong-Seok: "The Voicetext text-to-speech system for the Blizzard Challenge 2007", paper 018.

Bibliographic Reference

[BLZ3-2007] The Blizzard Challenge 2007, Bonn, Germany, August 25, 2007 (in conjunction with the Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis)