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The Blizzard Challenge 2009

The Blizzard Challenge 2009 workshop was held 4th September 2009, at the University of Edinburgh.

  • "The Blizzard Challenge 2009", Simon King and Vasilis Karaiskos (CSTR, University of Edinburgh, UK) PDF
  • "The AHOLAB Blizzard Challenge 2009 Entry", Iñaki Sainz, Daniel Erro, Eva Navas, Inma Hernáez, Ibon Saratxaga, Iker Luengo, Igor Odriozola ( Aholab - Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications. University of the Basque Country, Spain) PDF
  • "The WISTON Text-to-Speech System for Blizzard Challenge 2009", Jianhua Tao, Ya Li, Shifeng Pan, Meng Zhang, Hongjun Sun, Zhengqi Wen ( National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China) PDF
  • " The CereProc Blizzard Entry 2009: Some dumb algorithms that don't work", Matthew P. Aylett, Christoper J. Pidcock (CSTR, University of Edinburgh, UK / CereProc Ltd, Edinburgh, UK) PDF
  • "CMU Blizzadr 2009: A statistical parametric synthesis approach", Alan W Black, Gopala Anumachipalli, John Kominek, Brian Langner, Udhyakumar Nallasamy, Kishore Prahallad, Long Qin and Arthur Toth (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA., USA) PDF
  • "Glottal Source and Prosodic Prominence Modelling in HMM-based Speech Synthesis for the Blizzard Challenge 2009", J. Sebastian Andersson, Joao P. Cabral, Leonardo Badino, Junichi Yamagishi, Robert A.J. Clark (CSTR, University of Edinburgh, UK) PDF
  • "Multilingual MARY TTS participation in the Blizzard Challenge 2009", Marc Schröder, Sathish Pammi, Oytun Türk ( DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken and Berlin, Germany) PDF
  • "Analysis of Unsupervised and Noise-Robust Speaker-Adaptive HMM-Based Speech Synthesis Systems toward a Unified ASR and TTS Framework", Junichi Yamagishi, Mike Lincoln, Simon King, John Dines, Matthew Gibson, Jilei Tian, Yong Guan (University of Edinburgh / Idiap Research Institute / University of Cambridge / Nokia Research Center) PDF
  • "I2R Text-to-Speech System for Blizzard Challenge 2009", Minghui Dong, Ling Cen, Paul Chan, Dongyan Huang, Donglai Zhu, Bin Ma, Haizhou Li (Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore) PDF
  • "The IVO Software Blizzard Challenge 2009 Entry: Improving IVONA Text-To-Speech", Michal Kaszczuk, Lukasz Osowski (IVO Software Sp. z o. o., Gdynia, Poland) PDF
  • "CircumReality text-to-speech, a talking speech recognizer", Mike Rozak (µXac, Darwin, NT, Australia) PDF
  • "The NICT Entry for the Blizzard Challenge 2009: an Enhanced HMM-based Speech Synthesis System with Trajectory Training considering Global Variance and State-Dependent Mixed Excitation", Ranniery Maia, Tomoki Toda, Shinsuke Sakai, Yoshinori Shiga, Jinfu Ni, Hisashi Kawai, Keiichi Tokuda, Minoru Tsuzaki, Satoshi Nakamura (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan / Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan / Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan / Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan) PDF
  • "Overview of NIT HMM-based speech synthesis system for Blizzard Challenge 2009", Keiichiro Oura, Yi-Jian Wu , Keiichi Tokuda ( Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan / TTS group, Microsoft Business Division, China) PDF
  • "The NTUT Blizzard Challenge 2009 Entry", Yuan-Fu Liao, Ming-Long Wu (Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan) PDF
  • "PKU Mandarin Speech Synthesis System for Blizzard 2009", Zhiping Zhang, Xingchi Xian, Lidong Luo, Xihong Wu ( Speech and Hearing Research Center, Key Laboratory of Machine Perception (Ministry of Education), Peking University, China) PDF
  • "The Toshiba Mandarin TTS System for the Blizzard Challenge 2009", Jian Li, Jian Luan, Lifu Yi, Xiaoyan Lou, Xi Wang, Liqiang He, Jie Hao (Research and Development Center, Toshiba (China) Co., Ltd., Beijing, China) PDF
  • "The USTC System for Blizzard Challenge 2009", Heng Lu, Zhen-Hua Ling, Ming Lei, Cheng-Cheng Wang, Huan-Huan Zhao, Ling-Hui Chen, Yu Hu, Li-Rong Dai, Ren-Hua Wang (iFlytek Speech Lab, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China) PDF
  • "The VUB Blizzard Challenge 2009 Entry", Lukas Latacz, Wesley Mattheyses and Werner Verhelst (Laboratory for Digital Speech and Audio Processing (DSSP) Department of Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) PDF
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