The Blizzard Challenge 2007: Workshop

in conjunction with the
Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Bonn, Germany
August 25, 2007


The Jess Blizzard Challenge 2007 Entry

Peter Cahill, Julie Carson-Berndsen

School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland

The Blizzard Challenge is an independent evaluation of syn- thetic speech systems. This paper describes the Jess system, one of the participants in the Blizzard Challenge 2007. One of the unique features of the Jess system is the use of articulatory-acoustic feature detection to ensure a higher degree of acoustic consistency at joins. To make results comparable with the system presented last year all components of the system except the actual synthesiser were the same as last year's entry.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Cahill, Peter / Carson-Berndsen, Julie (2007): "The Jess Blizzard Challenge 2007 entry", In BLZ3-2007, paper 015.