The Blizzard Challenge 2017
PublisherCentre for Speech Technology
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CitationCentre for Speech Technology. (2017). The Blizzard Challenge 2017, [dataset]. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2220.
DescriptionWITHDRAWN: This item has been withdrawn from DataShare at the request of Professor Simon King and is no longer available.The Blizzard Challenge 2017 was the thirteenth annual Blizzard Challenge and was once again organised by Simon King at the University of Edinburgh, with support from the other members of the Blizzard Challenge committee – Keiichi Tokuda and Alan Black. The task this year was the same as in 2016, using a slightly expanded single-speaker English corpus, comprising around 6.5 hours of audio from 56 professionally-produced children’s audiobooks. We hereby provide the data that was used for building Merlin benchmark.
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