The Blizzard Challenge 2007: Workshop

in conjunction with the
Sixth ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis

Bonn, Germany
August 25, 2007


The UPC TTS System Description for the 2007 Blizzard Challenge

Antonio Bonafonte, Jordi Adell, Pablo D. Aguero, Daniel Erro, Ignasi Esquerra, Asunción Moreno, Javier Perez, Tatyana Polyakova

TALP Research Center, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

This paper presents the evaluation of Ogmios, the UPC TTS system carried out within the Blizzard Challenge Initiative, 2007. Ogmios is a unit-selection based system. Prosodic models are used to select the units using acoustic measures in the target cost but the selected units are not modified. Most of the modules of Ogmios rely on data driven techniques. This evaluation confirms that this framework allow fast development of synthetic voices in new languages. Index Terms: speech synthesis, synthesis systems, Blizzard evaluation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bonafonte, Antonio / Adell, Jordi / Aguero, Pablo D. / Erro, Daniel / Esquerra, Ignasi / Moreno, Asunción / Perez, Javier / Polyakova, Tatyana (2007): "The UPC TTS system description for the 2007 Blizzard Challenge", In BLZ3-2007, paper 016.