The Blizzard Challenge 2007: Workshop

in conjunction with the
Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Bonn, Germany
August 25, 2007

SVOX Participation in Blizzard 2007

Johan Wouters

SVOX AG, Switzerland

This paper describes the SVOX system architecture and the steps we took to integrate the Blizzard database into our system. The results of the Blizzard evaluation show that SVOX is a leader in small and large footprint unit selection. Analysis of the mean opinion scores for specific sentences shows where our system can improve most. Some recommendations for future Blizzard Challenges are also made.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Wouters, Johan (2007): "SVOX participation in Blizzard 2007", In BLZ3-2007, paper 013.