Blizzard Challenge 2019
Read these first
- First, please read the Call for Participation in the Blizzard Challenge 2019 in PDF format
- Then, read and agree to the Blizzard Challenge 2019 Rules before participating
- You should only register for the challenge if you actually plan to submit an entry to the challenge
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.
The organising committee this year is led by Zhizheng Wu, from jd.com with three assistant academics who are based at Trinity College Dublin, and The University of Edinburgh.
The submissions from teams will be received by one of the academic members of the organising committee, and only they will have access to the complete submission during the running of the challenge. Zhizheng Wu will only have access to the subset of each entry required for running the listening test.
The results will be published in anonymised form, using letters to identify each team. During the running of the challenge, the mapping between team names and letter identifiers will only be known to the academic members of the organising committee, who are based at Trinity College Dublin, and The University of Edinburgh.
Complete the licence and download the data - only available to registered participants in the challenge.
- available via : http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/blizzard/, which include submitted synthetic speech and listener scores for some previous Blizzard Challenges, which may be helpful during development
- A questionnaire is included with the test materials. Please complete and include it within your submission.
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 are a member you will be able to mail messages to firstname.lastname@example.org
The timeline shown on this web page is the official one and supersedes 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!
Dates of Interspeech, SSW and the workshop are final and correct for the 2019 challenge.
Feb 11 2019 - database released Apr 22 2019 - test sentences released to participants Apr 30 2019 - participants submit synthetic speech and questionnaire (by midnight UTC) May 2019 - evaluation systems go live Jun 15 2019 - end of the evaluation period Jul 1 2019 - release of results Jul 13 2019 - deadline to submit workshop papers Jul 30 2019 - notification of acceptance Sep 15-19 2019 - Interspeech 2019, Graz, Austria Sep 20-22 2019 - SSW10, Vienna, Austria Sep 23 2019 - Blizzard Challenge workshop, Vienna, Austria
Information on the workshop can be found here: Blizzard Challenge 2019 Workshop
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