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Important dates

See the challenge’s timeline.

Postponed deadline

published on 06/03/2020

Following the decision of the Interspeech organizers to shift the dates of the conference to 26-29 October 2020, we are shifting the ZeroSpeech Challenge deadline to 24 April 2020. See the updated timeline for details.

Competition opened and software updated

published on 18/02/2020

Updated tools and data sets released

published on 07/02/2020

We have updated the 2020 challenge website for general information as well as more detailed information, including information about downloading the updated software tools and datasets.

Interspeech Special Session accepted

published on 20/01/2020

We are happy to inform you that the ZeroSpeech 2020 Challenge has been accepted as a special session at Interspeech2020. This edition is a consolidating challenge in which participants submit systems to the Zero Resource 2017 (track 1 or track 2) or the Zero Resource 2019 tasks

Announcing ZeroSpeech 2020

published on 24/12/2019

We are pleased to announce the Zero Resource Speech Challenge 2020, which has been submitted as a special session at Interspeech 2020. ZeroSpeech 2020 is a consolidating challenge in which participants submit systems to the Zero Resource 2017 (Track 1 or Track 2) or the Zero Resource 2019 tasks. Participants are particularly encouraged to submit to multiple tracks/challenges (unit discovery evaluated on both the 2017 and 2019 evaluations, unit discovery used as a basis for spoken term discovery).

  • Training data. The training data available will be exactly the same as in the 2017 and 2019 challenges, separated into the same development and surprise languages. Participants interested in starting work immediately are encouraged to begin by obtaining the existing development kits and datasets. Please see ZeroSpeech 2017 and ZeroSpeech 2019: TTS without T to get started.
  • Test data and evaluation. The test data and evaluations will undergo some minor modifications (such as bug fixes). Updated kits will be available in early 2020.
  • Sign-up, submission procedure, and leaderboard. The challenge will again be run again on Codalab, with a leaderboard allowing for comparison between 2017/2019 evaluations for combined submissions.