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The Blizzard Challenge 2011

The Blizzard Challenge 2010 workshop was held 2nd September 2011, It was hosted by Loquendo, at their premises in Turin, Italy.

  • "The Blizzard Challenge 2011", Simon King and Vasilis Karaiskos (CSTR, University of Edinburgh, UK) PDF
  • "The GlottHMM Speech Synthesis Entry for Blizzard Challenge 2011: Utilizing Source Unit Selection in HMM-Based Speech Synthesis for Improved Excitation Generation", Antti Suni, Tuomo Raitio, Martti Vainio, Paavo Alku (Department of Speech Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland / Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland) PDF
  • "I2R Text-to-Speech System for Blizzard Challenge 2011", Minghui Dong, S W Lee, Paul Chan, Ling Cen (Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore) PDF
  • "The ILSP Text-to-Speech System for the Blizzard Challenge 2011", 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 2011", Rattima Nitisaroj, Reiner Wilhelms-Tricarico, Brian Mottershead, Rattima Nitisaroj, Michael Baumgartner, John Reichenbach, Gary Marple (Lessac Technologies, Inc., USA) PDF
  • "Overview of NIT HMM-based speech synthesis system for Blizzard Challenge 2011", Kei Hashimoto, Shinji Takaki, Keiichiro Oura, Keiichi Tokuda (Department of Scientific and Engineering Simulation, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan) PDF
  • "The USTC System for Blizzard Challenge 2011", Ling-Hui Chen, Chen-Yu Yang, Zhen-Hua Ling, Yuan Jiang, Li-Rong Dai, Yu Hu, Ren-Hua Wang (iFLYTEK Speech Lab, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China) PDF
  • "UCD Blizzard Challenge 2011 Entry", Peter Cahill, Udochukwu Ogbureke, João Cabral, Eva Szekely, Mohamed Abou-Zleikha, Zeeshan Ahmed, Julie Carson-Berndsen (CNGL, School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland) PDF
  • "PUB Entry in the Blizzard Challenge 2011", Marius Cotescu (Department of Applied Electronics and Information Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania) PDF
  • "BUCEADOR hybrid TTS for Blizzard Challenge 2011", Iñaki Sainz, Daniel Erro, Eva Navas, Jordi Adell, Antonio Bonafonte (Aholab Signal Processing Lab - University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain / TALP Research Center - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) PDF
  • "An Evaluation Protocol for the Subjective Assessment of Text-to-Speech in Audiobook Reading Tasks", Florian Hinterleitner, Georgina Neitzel, Sebastian Möller, Christoph Norrenbrock (Quality and Usability Lab, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany / Digital Signal Processing and System Theory, CAU Kiel, Germany) PDF
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