This paper presents the evaluation of Ogmios, the UPC TTS system carried out within the Blizzard Challenge Initiative, 2007. Ogmios is a unit-selection based system. Prosodic models are used to select the units using acoustic measures in the target cost but the selected units are not modified. Most of the modules of Ogmios rely on data driven techniques. This evaluation confirms that this framework allow fast development of synthetic voices in new languages. Index Terms: speech synthesis, synthesis systems, Blizzard evaluation.
Bibliographic reference. Bonafonte, Antonio / Adell, Jordi / Aguero, Pablo D. / Erro, Daniel / Esquerra, Ignasi / Moreno, Asunción / Perez, Javier / Polyakova, Tatyana (2007): "The UPC TTS system description for the 2007 Blizzard Challenge", In BLZ3-2007, paper 016.