Blizzard Challenge 2016
The purpose of this study is to learn how to improve synthesised
speech. In order to do this we are gathering people's opinions on the
output of several different speech synthesis systems. You will be
performing a series of evaluations of the speech produced by these
systems. In each one you will be asked to play audio files in order to
listen to some sentences and you will be asked to give your opinion
about some aspect of what you hear. It is important to understand that
it is NOT you who is being tested - your results only provide
information regarding the systems we are evaluating!
must complete the whole evaluation, but you don't have to do it all in
one go. If you leave it and then login again, you will be taken to the
point where you left off. It should take around 1 hour to complete
all the sections. No section or part of a section can be repeated -
once you have submitted a response it cannot be changed. Please listen
to the audio files using headphones or good quality speakers. Note
that what we want you to concentrate on in each section may be
different, and the way of entering your response will vary. In some
sections you will select a description or score from a list or on a horizontal slider, and in
others you will type in what you hear. Detailed instructions for
individual sections will be repeated at the start of each section.
After you have completed the evaluation,
you will be directed to a feedback questionnaire. This will
give you an opportunity to tell us what you thought of this
study. We would also like to gather some relevant demographic
information, but please note that all questions in the feedback
questionnaire are optional.
This is a research study. Your
participation is fully voluntary and anonymous. Your email address
will not be used except to keep track of your progress, so
you can return to the same position later, should you require more
than one session to complete all the sections.
Please enter your email address to register as a listener. It will only be used to track your progress in the test.
If you have already registered, please log in