* [[Acknowledgments]] [#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:
 > 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'' (current member)~
 - ''Keiichi Tokuda'' (produce and design)~
 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 maintainer of HTS.
 //- ''Keiichiro Oura'' (current member)~
 - ''Keiichiro Oura'' (design and development, main maintainer)~
 Implementation of hts_engine API and HSMMAlign. Testing out the version 2.0.1, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2, and 2.3. He is the current maintainer of HTS.
 
 - ''Junichi Yamagishi''~
 Testing out various clustering and adaptation algorithms.
 ** Since HTS-2.3.1 [#f2976dfb]
 
 - ''Takayoshi Yoshimura''~
 - ''Kei Sawada'' (current member)
 - ''Takenori Yoshimura'' (current member)
 
 ** Since HTS-2.3 [#fed81113]
 
 - ''Shinji Takaki'' (current member)
 
 ** Since HTS-2.2 [#f3eb21b1]
 
 - ''Sayaka Shiota'' (ex. member)~
 Making of HTS Slides.
 
 ** Since HTS-2.1.1 [#p290ccdd]
 
 - ''Kei Hashimoto'' (current member)
 
 ** Since HTS-2.0.1 [#z4a66e7a]
 
 - ''Tomoki Toda'' (current member)~
 Discussions and implementation of GV-based parameter generation algorithms.
 
 ** Since HTS-2.0 [#oadca1a9]
 
 - ''Takashi Nose'' (current member)~
 Testing out the version 2.0.
 
 ** Since HTS-1.0 [#o6ad4a9a]
 
 - ''Heiga Zen'' (current member)~
 Throwing away all old codes of HTS and rewriting them as HTS version 1.0, 1.1, 1.1b, 1.1.1, 2.0, 2.0.1, and 2.1.
 
 - ''Junichi Yamagishi'' (current member)~
 Testing out various clustering and adaptation algorithms.  Implementation of the CSMAPLR adaptation algorithm.
 
 - ''Takayoshi Yoshimura'' (ex. member)~
 Development of the first version of HTS.
 
 - ''Masatsune Tamura''~
 - ''Masatsune Tamura'' (ex. member)~
 Implementation of various speaker adaptation algorithms for HMM-based speech synthesis.
 
 - ''Shinji Sako''~
 - ''Shinji Sako'' (current member)~
 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''~
 - ''Takashi Masuko'' (ex. member)~
 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''~
 - ''Alan Black'' (current member)~
 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.
 ** Special thanks [#md56a172]
 
 - ''Takashi Nose''~
 Testing out the version 2.0.
 - ''Steve Young, Phil Woodland, Mark Gales, Gunnar Evermann, and other HTK developers''~
 Development of [[HTK>http://htk.eng.cam.ac.uk/]].
 
 - ''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).
 
 and many other important contributors (we had to leave them out since they are too many).
 

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