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The Blizzard Challenge 2010

The Blizzard Challenge 2010 workshop was held 25th September 2010, in Kansai Science City, Japan.

  • "The Blizzard Challenge 2010", Simon King and Vasilis Karaiskos (CSTR, University of Edinburgh, UK) PDF
  • "The WISTON Text to Speech System for Blizzard Challenge 2010", Jianhua Tao, Shifeng Pan, Ya Li, Zhengqi Wen, Yang Wang (National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences) PDF
  • "The CMU Blizzard Entry 2010", Alan W Black, Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli, Brian Langner, Udhaykumar Nallasamy, Alok Ulhas Parlikar, and Prasannakumar Muthukumar (CMU) PDF
  • "The CSTR/EMIME HTS System for Blizzard Challenge", Junichi Yamagishi and Oliver Watts (CSTR) PDF
  • "Comparison of Approaches for Instrumentally Predicting the Quality of Text-to-Speech Systems: Data from Blizzard Challenges 2008 and 2009", Florian Hinterleitner, Sebastian Möller, Tiago H. Falk, Tim Polzehl (Quality and Usability Lab, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany / Bloorview Research Institute, Toronto, Canada) PDF
  • "The GlottHMM Speech Synthesis Entry for Blizzard Challenge 2010", Antti Suni, Tuomo Raitio, Martti Vainio, Paavo Alku (Department of Speech Sciences, University of Helsinki / Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland) PDF
  • "I2R Text-to-Speech System for Blizzard Challenge 2010", Minghui Dong, Paul Chan, Ling Cen, Bin Ma, Haizhou Li (Human Language Technology Department, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) PDF
  • "The ILSP Text-to-Speech System for the Blizzard Challenge 2010", Spyros Raptis, Aimilios Chalamandaris, Pirros Tsiakoulis, Sotiris Karabetsos (Institute for Language and Speech Processing / Research Center "Athena" / INNOETICS LTD, Athens, Greece) PDF
  • "The Lessac Technologies System for Blizzard Challenge 2010", Rattima Nitisaroj, Reiner Wilhelms-Tricarico, Brian Mottershead, John Reichenbach, Gary Marple (Lessac Technologies, Inc., USA) PDF
  • "Introducing the Speect speech synthesis platform", Johannes A. Louw, Daniel R. van Niekerk, Georg I. Schlünz (Human Language Technologies Research Group, Meraka Institute, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa) PDF
  • "The ModelTalker System",Timothy Bunnell, Jason Lilley, Chris Pennington, Bill Moyers, James Polikoff1 (Speech Research Lab, Nemours Biomedical Research, Wilmington DE, USA / Department of Linguistics, University of Delaware, USA / AgoraNet Inc., Newark DE, USA) PDF
  • "An HMM Trajectory Tiling (HTT) Approach to High Quality TTS - Microsoft Entry to Blizzard Challenge 2010", Yao Qian , Zhi-Jie Yan ,Yi-Jian Wu , Frank K. Soong , Guoliang Zhang, Lijuan Wang (Microsoft Research Asia / Microsoft China, Beijing, China) PDF
  • "NICT Blizzard Challenge 2010 Entry", Yoshinori Shiga, Tomoki Toda, Shinsuke Sakai, Jinfu Ni, Hisashi Kawai Keiichi Tokuda, Minoru Tsuzaki, Satoshi Nakamura (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), 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 2010", Keiichiro Oura, Kei Hashimoto, Sayaka Shiota, Keiichi Tokuda (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan) PDF
  • "Multilingual TTS System of Nokia Entry for Blizzard 2010", Bufan Zhang, Jari Alhonen, Yong Guan and Jilei Tian (Nokia Research Center, Beijing) PDF
  • "The NTNU Concatenative Speech Synthesizer", Dyre Meen, Torbjørn Svendsen (Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Norwegian University of Science and Technology) PDF
  • "", (NTUT) PDF
  • "The USTC System for Blizzard Challenge 2010", Yuan Jiang, Zhen-Hua Ling, Ming Lei, Cheng-Cheng Wang, Lu Heng, 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 2010 Entry: Towards Automatic Voice Building", Lukas Latacz, Wesley Mattheyses, Werner Verhelst (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department ETRO-DSSP / Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology – IBBT, Belgium) PDF
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