Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
After the course, the student is able to describe and make use of basic phenomena in speech communication, and describe and apply common speech processing methods, especially processing in the time-frequency domain.
Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 19.10.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Paavo Alku, Tom Bäckström, Tom Bäckström
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tom Bäckström, Tom Bäckström
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Basics of audio signal processing. Basics of psychoacoustics and
perceptually motivated signal processing. Acoustic theory of speech
production. The functions, acoustics and modelling of the larynx
and the vocal tract. Phones and phonation. Time-frequency analysis
of speech signals. Principles of speech coding. Linear prediction
and its application in processing of speech signals. Speech
synthesis and speech recognition.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Examination and two assignments.
Lectures: 30 h (5 h / week)
Exercises: 20 h
Own work: 80 h
Exam: 3 h
Total: 133 h
Attendance in the exam is compulsory.
L.R. Rabiner & R.W. Schafer (2007): Introduction to Digital Speech
Processing. Lecture slides. Other additional material will be
Substitutes for Courses
S-89.610, S-89.3610 Speech Processing
Basics of digital signal processing, for example ELEC-C5230
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