Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Speech Signal Processing (in English)

ZREe Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Aplikace počítačového zpracování řeči, číslicové zpracování řečových signálů, tvorba a slyšení řeči, úvod do fonetiky, předzpracování a základní parametry, lineárně-prediktivní model, cepstrum, určování základního tónu hlasu, kódování - časová oblast a vokodéry, rozpoznávání - DTW a HMM, syntéza. Software a knihovny pro zpracování řeči.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

English

Completion

Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs pc labs

Assessment points

54 exam, 20 half-term test, 6 labs, 20 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The students will get familiar with basic characteristics of speech signal in relation to production and hearing of speech by humans. They will understand basic algorithms of speech analysis common to many applications. They will be given an overview of applications (recognition, synthesis, coding) and be informed about practical aspects of speech algorithms implementation. The students will be able to design a simple system for speech processing (speech activity detector, recognizer of limited number of isolated words), including its implementation into application programs.

Learning objectives

To provide students with the knowledge of basic characteristics of speech signal in relation to production and hearing of speech by humans. To describe basic algorithms of speech analysis common to many applications. To give an overview of applications (recognition, synthesis, coding) and to inform about practical aspects of speech algorithms implementation.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Solid knowledge of basic mathematics and signal processing (Fourier transform, linear filtering, random signals).

Study literature

  • Gold, B., Morgan, N.: Speech and Audio Signal Processing, John Wiley & Sons, 2000, ISBN 0-471-35154-7

Syllabus of lectures

  • Introduction, applications of speech processing, sciences relevant for SP, informational content of speech.
  • Digital processing of speech signals.
  • Speech production and perception, basic notions from psycho-acoustics, applications in speech processing.
  • Introduction to phonetics, international norms for phoneme mark-up.
  • Pre-processing and basic parameters of speech.
  • Linear-predictive model, spectrum using LP, applications of LP.
  • Cepstral analysis, Mel-frequency cepstrum.
  • Determination of fundamental frequency.
  • Speech coding
  • Speech recognition - dynamic programming DTW, hidden Markov models HMM
  • Speech synthesis
  • Software and libraries for speech processing.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  • Parameterization, DTW, HMM.
  • Presentation of projects.

Progress assessment

  • mid-term test
  • presentation of projects
  • presentation of results in computer labs

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MGMe, 1st year of study, Compulsory
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