* [[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:
 
 //- ''Keiichi Tokuda'' (current member)~
 - ''Keiichi Tokuda'' (produce and design)~
 Overall concept and design.
 
 //- ''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.
 
 ** Since HTS-2.3.1 [#f2976dfb]
 
 - ''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'' (ex. member)~
 Implementation of various speaker adaptation algorithms for HMM-based speech synthesis.
 
 - ''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'' (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'' (current member)~
 Discussions about all aspects of speech synthesis, helping us to use Festival, and supplying speech databases.
 
 ** Special thanks [#md56a172]
 
 - ''Steve Young, Phil Woodland, Mark Gales, Gunnar Evermann, and other HTK developers''~
 Development of [[HTK>http://htk.eng.cam.ac.uk/]].
 
 > and many other important contributors (we had to leave them out since they are too many).

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