* [[Acknowledgements]] [#v999b499]

The following people and related organizations have contributed
to the development of HTS in various ways.  It is their work
that makes it all possible.  In no special order:

- Keiichi Tokuda~
Overall concept and design.
- Heiga Zen~
Throwing away all old codes of HTS and rewriting them as HTS version 1.0, 1.1, 1.1b, 1.1.1, and 2.0.  Current maintainerof HTS.
- Jun-ichi Yamagishi~
Testing out various clustering and adaptation algorithms.
- Takayoshi Yoshimura~
Development of the first version of HTS.
- Masatsune Tamura~
Implementation of various speaker adaptation algorithms for HMM-based speech synthesis.
- Shinji Sako~
Applying HMM-based speech synthesis to audio-visual speech.
- Noboru Miyazaki~
Implementation of the first version of MSD-HMM trainer for pitch pattern modeling.
- Tetsuya Yamada~
Testing out various HMM training algorithms for HMM-based speech synthesis.
- Takashi Masuko~
Discussions in detail and implementing speech parameter generation algorithms.
- Takao Kobayashi~
Discussions and supervising students working on speech synthesis.
- Tadashi Kitamura~
Discussions and supervising students working on speech synthesis.
- Satoshi Imai~
Supervising students working on speech synthesis.
- Alan Black~
Discussions about all aspects of speech synthesis, helping us to use Festival, and supplying speech databases.
- Tomoki Toda~
Discussions and implemantation of GV-based parameter generation algorithms.
- Takashi Nose~
Testing out the version 2.0.
- Steve Young, Phil Woodland, Mark Gales, and Other HTK developers~
Development of HTK.

and many other important contributors (we had to leave them out
since they are too many).

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