Course detail

Speech Signal Processing (in English)

FIT-ZREeAcad. year: 2019/2020

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.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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.

Prerequisites

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

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Psutka, J.: Komunikace s počítačem mluvenou řečí. Academia, Praha, 1995, ISBN 80-200-0203-0
Gold, B., Morgan, N.: Speech and Audio Signal Processing, John Wiley & Sons, 2000, ISBN 0-471-35154-7

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes


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

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-MGR-1H Master's

    branch MGH , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, recommended

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • 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.

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

    Except the last one, Matlab is used in labs.
  • Frames, windows, spectrum, pre-processing.
  • Linear prediction (LPC).
  • Fundamental frequency estimation.
  • Coding.
  • Recognition - Dynamic time Warping (DTW).
  • Recognition - hidden Markov models (Hidden Markov Model Toolkit - HTK).

eLearning

eLearning: opened course