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The Blizzard Challenge 2008

The Blizzard Challenge 2008 workshop was held in conjunction with Interspeech 2008 in Brisbane Australia.

  • "The Blizzard Challenge 2008", Vasilis Karaiskos, Simon King, Robert A. J. Clark, Catherine Mayo PDF
  • "The AHOLAB Blizzard Challenge 2008 Entry", Inaki Sainz, Eva Navas, Inma Hernaez (Aholab, University of the Basque Country, Spain) PDF
  • "The NICT/ATR speech synthesis system for the Blizzard Challenge 2008", Ranniery Maia, Jinfu Ni, Shinsuke Sakai, Tomoki Toda, Keiichi TokudaTohru Shimizu, Satoshi Nakamura (ATR Research Laboratories, Japan) PDF
  • "CMU Blizzard 2008: Optimally using a large database for unit selection synthesis", Alan W Black, Christina L. Bennett, John Kominek, Brian Langner, Kishore Prahallad, Arthur Toth (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) PDF
  • "The CSTR/Cereproc Blizzard Entry 2008: The Inconvenient Data", J. Sebastian Andersson , Leonardo Badino , Oliver S. Watts , Matthew P. Aylett (University of Edinburgh, UK / CereProc Ltd, UK) PDF
  • "The MARY TTS entry in the Blizzard Challenge 2008", Marc Schroeder, Marcela Charfuelan, Sathish Pammi, Oytun Turk (DFKI GmbH, Germany) PDF
  • " The HTS-2008 System: Yet Another Evaluation of the Speaker-Adaptive HMM-based Speech Synthesis System in The 2008 Blizzard Challenge", Junichi Yamagishi , Heiga Zen, Yi-Jian Wu Tomoki Toda, Keiichi Tokuda (HTS working group: Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan / Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan / University of Edinburgh, UK) PDF
  • "I2R's Submission to Blizzard Challenge 2008", Minghui Dong, Donglai Zhu, Bin Ma, Haizhou Li (I2R, Singapore) PDF
  • "The IBM Submission to the 2008 Text-to-Speech Blizzard Challenge", Raul Fernandez, Zvi Kons, Slava Shechtman, Zhi Wei Shuang, Ron Hoory, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Yong Qin (IBM, USA, Israel and China) PDF
  • "Blizzard 2008: Experiments on Unit Size for Unit Selection Speech Synthesis", E.Veera Raghavendra, Srinivas Desai, B. Yegnanarayana, Alan W Black, Kishore Prahallad (IIIT Hyderabad, India / CMU, USA) PDF
  • "The INESC-ID Blizzard Entry: Unsupervised Voice Building and Synthesis", Luis C. Oliveira, Sergio Paulo, Luis Figueira, Carlos Mendes (INESC-ID, Portugal) PDF
  • "The WISTON Text to Speech System for Blizzard 2008", Jianhua Tao, Jian Yu, Lixing Huang, Fangzhou Liu, Huibin Jia, Meng Zhang (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) PDF
  • "CircumReality functionality delta: Blizzard Challenge 2007 to 2008", Mike Rozak (mXac, Australia) PDF
  • "NTTS participation in the Blizzard Challenge 2008", Feng Ding, Jari Alhonen (Nokia Research Center Beijing, China) PDF
  • "The DRESS Blizzard Challenge 2008 Entry", Hamurabi Gamboa Rosales, Oliver Jokisch, Ruediger Hoffmann (Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany)PDF
  • "The Toshiba Mandarin TTS System for the Blizzard Challenge 2008", Jian Li, Dawei Xu, Lifu Yi, Xiaoyan Lou, Jian Luan, Xi Wang, Liqiang He, Jie Hao (Toshiba, China and Japan) PDF
  • "The UPC TTS System Description for the 2008 Blizzard Challenge", Antonio Bonafonte, Asuncion Moreno Jordi Adell, Pablo D. Aguero, Eleftherios Banos, Daniel Erro, Ignasi Esquerra, Javier Perez, Tatyana Polyakova (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain) PDF
  • "The USTC System for Blizzard Challenge 2008", Zhen-Hua Ling, Heng Lu, Guo-Ping Hu, Li-Rong Dai, Ren-Hua Wang (University of Science and Technology of China, China) PDF
  • "Statistical Speech Synthesis for the Blizzard Challenge 2008", Pieter Scholtz, Albert Visagie, Johan du Preez (University of Stellenboch, South Africa) PDF
  • "An Overview of the VUB Entry for the 2008 Blizzard Challenge", Lukas Latacz, Yuk On Kong, Wesley Mattheyses, Werner Verhelst (Vrije Universiteit, Belgium) PDF
  • "Improving Instrumental Quality Prediction Performance for the Blizzard Challenge", Tiago H. Falk, Sebastian Moeller, Vasilis Karaiskos and Simon King (Queen’s University, Canada / Berlin University of Technology, Germany / University of Edinburgh, UK) PDF
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