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

Statistical Analysis of the Blizzard Challenge 2007 Listening Test Results

Robert A. J. Clark, Monika Podsiadlo, Mark Fraser, Catherine Mayo, Simon King

Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Blizzard 2007 is the third Blizzard Challenge, in which participants build voices from a common dataset. A large listening test is conducted which allows comparison of systems in terms of naturalness and intelligibility. New sections were added to the listening test for 2007 to test the perceived similarity of the speaker's identity between natural and synthetic speech. In this paper, we present the results of the listening test and the subsequent statistical analysis.

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Bibliographic reference.  Clark, Robert A. J. / Podsiadlo, Monika / Fraser, Mark / Mayo, Catherine / King, Simon (2007): "Statistical analysis of the Blizzard Challenge 2007 listening test results", In BLZ3-2007, paper 003.