2016 Speech Processing Courses in Crete
Speech Synthesis: Advancements in Modern Speech Synthesis Engines

25-29 July 2016    University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

PROGRAMME
 

 

Monday July 25

 

Lecturer

 

Place

 
08:30-09:30 Registration Entrance  
09:30-10:00 Welcome - Presentation of ISCA activities K206  
10:00-12:00 Speech Modeling Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete Κ206  
12:00-14:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
14:00-16:00 Speech Modeling for TTS
  • Yannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Google U.K.
  • Ranniery Maia, Toshiba Research Lab, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Κ206  
    16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
    16:30-18:30 Hands on Speech Modeling and TTS B110  
     

     

    Tuesday July 26

     

    Lecturer

     

    Place

     
    10:00-12:00 Text Normalization and Linguistic Analysis Simon King, University of Edinburgh Κ206  
    12:00-14:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
    14:00-16:00 Unit Selection-based TTS Spyros Raptis, ILSP Athena Κ206  
    16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
    16:30-18:30 Hands on Diphone and Unit Selection Speech Synthesis B110  
     

     

    Wednesday July 27

     

    Lecturer

     

    Place

     
    10:00-12:00 HMM-based TTS Simon King, University of Edinburgh Κ206  
    12:00-14:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
    14:00-16:00 LDM-based TTS Vassilis Tsiaras, University of Crete Κ206  
    16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
    16:30-18:30 Hands on HMM and LDM based TTS B110  
    20:00-... Banquet [Traditional Cretan Tavern, Music, and Dance] Tavern at Mohos, Crete  
     

     

    Thursday July 28

     

    Lecturer

     

    Place

     
    10:00-11:00 Neural Network based TTS Heiga Zen, Google U.K. Κ206  
    11:00-12:00 Google Industry Application Experience
  • Heiga Zen, Google U.K.
  • Yannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Google U.K.
  • Κ206  
    12:00-13:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
    13:00-14:00 Student Poster Session Lounge  
    14:00-16:00
  • a. Closed-Loop Diphone-based TTS
  • b. Toshiba Industry Experience: Application to car navigation
  • Masami Akamine, Toshiba Κ206  
    16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
    16:30-18:30 Hands on Neural Networks B110  
     

     

    Friday July 29

     

    Lecturer

     

    Place

     
    10:00-11:00 Intelligibility for TTS Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete Κ206  
    11:00-12:00 Blizzard Challenge: A History of TTS evaluation Simon King, University of Edinburgh Κ206  
    12:00-13:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
    13:00-14:00 Student Poster Session Lounge  
    14:00-16:00 Demo Sessions from Industry and Lecturers Lounge  
    16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
    16:30-17:00 Closing ceremony and announcement of the Best Student Poster Award Κ206  

    Please find the poster session programme here