* [[Acknowledgements]] [#v999b499]
 
 The following people and related organizations have contributed
 > 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~
 - ''Keiichi Tokuda''~
 Overall concept and design.
 - Heiga Zen~
 
 - ''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~
 
 - ''Jun-ichi Yamagishi''~
 Testing out various clustering and adaptation algorithms.
 - Takayoshi Yoshimura~
 
 - ''Takayoshi Yoshimura''~
 Development of the first version of HTS.
 - Masatsune Tamura~
 
 - ''Masatsune Tamura''~
 Implementation of various speaker adaptation algorithms for HMM-based speech synthesis.
 - Shinji Sako~
 
 - ''Shinji Sako''~
 Applying HMM-based speech synthesis to audio-visual speech.
 - Noboru Miyazaki~
 
 - ''Noboru Miyazaki''~
 Implementation of the first version of MSD-HMM trainer for pitch pattern modeling.
 - Tetsuya Yamada~
 
 - ''Tetsuya Yamada''~
 Testing out various HMM training algorithms for HMM-based speech synthesis.
 - Takashi Masuko~
 
 - ''Takashi Masuko''~
 Discussions in detail and implementing speech parameter generation algorithms.
 - Takao Kobayashi~
 
 - ''Takao Kobayashi''~
 Discussions and supervising students working on speech synthesis.
 - Tadashi Kitamura~
 
 - ''Tadashi Kitamura''~
 Discussions and supervising students working on speech synthesis.
 - Satoshi Imai~
 
 - ''Satoshi Imai''~
 Supervising students working on speech synthesis.
 - Alan Black~
 
 - ''Alan Black''~
 Discussions about all aspects of speech synthesis, helping us to use Festival, and supplying speech databases.
 - Tomoki Toda~
 
 - ''Tomoki Toda''~
 Discussions and implemantation of GV-based parameter generation algorithms.
 - Takashi Nose~
 
 - ''Takashi Nose''~
 Testing out the version 2.0.
 - Steve Young, Phil Woodland, Mark Gales, and Other HTK developers~
 
 - ''Steve Young, Phil Woodland, Mark Gales, and Other HTK developers''~
 Development of HTK.
 
 and many other important contributors (we had to leave them out
 > and many other important contributors (we had to leave them out
 since they are too many).

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