12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Albayzín 2010: A Spanish Text to Speech Evaluation

Francisco Campillo (1), Francisco Méndez (1), Montserrat Arza (2), Laura Docío (1), Antonio Bonafonte (3), Eva Navas (4), Iñaki Sainz (4)

(1) Universidade de Vigo, Spain
(2) Instituto Ramón Piñeiro, Spain
(3) Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
(4) Universidad del País Vasco, Spain

Albayzin 2010 Text-to-Speech Evaluation Campaign was the second biannual Albayzin Campaign. A Spanish corpus was provided by the Group of Multimedia Technologies of the University of Vigo, and six teams developed a total of ten systems for the evaluation. A set of test sentences was released to be synthesized, and an on-line evaluation was conducted, focusing on naturalness, similarity to the original voice, and intelligibility. In this paper the evaluation details and results are described.

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Bibliographic reference.  Campillo, Francisco / Méndez, Francisco / Arza, Montserrat / Docío, Laura / Bonafonte, Antonio / Navas, Eva / Sainz, Iñaki (2011): "Albayzín 2010: a Spanish text to speech evaluation", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 2161-2164.