Blizzard Challenge 2011
This Blizzard Challenge has finished
- Please do not try to register for this challenge - you are too late!
- However, the data are still available. Do not email us, but simply go to https://synsig.org/index.php/Blizzard_Challenge#Tools_and_data
- The remainder of this page is left as a record of the Challenge
Read these first
- Download the Call for Participation for the Blizzard Challenge 2011 in PDF format.
- Read and agree to the Blizzard Challenge 2011 Rules before participating.
Data download and license agreements
- Register: by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to know your team name, the name of the main contact person, your affiliation, and contact details including email address, postal address and phone number.
- License: complete the license agreements for the data, which can all be accessed via http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/blizzard/
- Download: You will be sent a username and password to download the data. These are the same for all downloads, and will only be activated after you have returned the license agreement. Download links can be found on the above page.
- Development tools, available via : http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/blizzard/, include:
- Submitted synthetic speech and listener scores for some previous Blizzard Challenges, which may be helpful during development
- Test sentences:
- Download the questionnaire, complete it, and return it by the deadline given in the Timeline. http://data.cstr.ed.ac.uk/blizzard2011/system_questionnaire.txt
There is a mailing list for discussion and announcements for the challenge:
Participants must join the list by sending a message to email@example.com with the following line in the body of the message
Once you a member you will be able to mail messages to firstname.lastname@example.org
The timeline shown on this web page is the offical one and supercedes those shown in announcements - it is subject to change, but we will try to follow it as closely as possible. Note that we will not consider any requests from participants to change the synthetic speech submission date or the paper submission date!
Mar 4 2011 Databases released Apr 15 2011 Test sentences released Apr 22 2011 Deadline for submitting synthesized speech Apr 29 2011 Evaluation system goes live Jun 25 2011 End of Evaluation Jul 12 2011 Deadline for returning the participant questionnaire Jul 12 2011 Results distributed to teams who have returned their questionnaire Jul 31 2011 Satellite workshop papers due Aug 5 2011 Notification of acceptance Aug 28-31 2011 Interspeech 2011, Florence, Italy Sep 2 2011 Presentation of results at the satellite workshop, in Turin, Italy
Information on the workshop can be found here: Blizzard Challenge 2011 Workshop
- Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions
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