Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Automatic speech processing

EE-554

Lecturer(s) :

Bourlard Hervé

Language:

English

Summary

The goal of this course is to provide the students with the main formalisms, models and algorithms required for the implementation of advanced speech processing applications (involving, among others, speech coding, speech analysis/synthesis, and speech recognition).

Content

1. Introduction: Speech processing tasks, language engineering applications.

 

2. Basic Tools: Analysis and spectral properties of the speech signal, linear prediction algorithms, statistical pattern recognition, dynamic programming.

 

3. Speech Coding: Human hearing properties, quantization theory, speech coding in the temporal and frequency domains.

 

4. Speech Synthesis: Morpho-syntactic analysis, phonetic transcription, prosody, speech synthesis models.

 

5. Automatic Speech Recognition: Temporal pattern matching and Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) algorithms, speech recognition systems based on Hidden Markov Models (HMMs).

 

6. Speaker recognition and speaker verification: Formalism, hypothesis testing, HMM based speaker verification.

 

7. Linguistic Engineering: state-of-the-art and typical applications

Keywords

speech processing, speech coding, speech analysis/synthesis, automatic speech recognition, speaker identification, text-to-speech

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Basis in linear algebra, signal processing (FFT), and statistics

Important concepts to start the course

Basic knowledge in signal processing, linear algebra, statistics and stochastic processes.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lecture + lab exercises

Expected student activities

Attending courses and lab exercises. Read additional papers and continue lab exercises at home if necessary. Regulary answer list of questions for feedback.

Assessment methods

Written exam without notes

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14   INF1
INM201
 
14-15    
15-16   INF1
INM201
 
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German