10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Computer Literacy

Aims/Description: Students will gain an overview of the field of speech technology, encompassing automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis. Current techniques of acoustic and language modelling employed in automatic speech recognition will be described. The theoretical aspects of speech synthesis will also be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to investigate these techniques in laboratory sessions. The application of speech technology for analysis, communication and clinical purposes will be explored.

Staff Contact: Dr S Cunningham
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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