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Before choosing course

This course provides a general orientation of the processes involved in human speech and hearing and the implications of these processes for the development, applications and deployment of technological systems employing speech and spoken dialogue. The following areas are included: speech and hearing processes, anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, acoustics for speech and hearing, basic neuroscience for speech and hearing, and computational models of speech and hearing functions. The course also includes a review of scientific methods used in investigation of spoken communication.
Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FDT3313 (Spring 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

1. Speech and hearing processes

2. Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms

3. Acoustics for speech and hearing

4. Basic neuroscience for speech and hearing

5. Computational models of speech and hearing functions

6. Review of scientific methods used in investigating speech and hearing processes

Intended learning outcomes

1. Describe the processes involved in human speech and hearing

2. Account for the implications of human speech and hearing processes for the development, applications and deployment of technological systems employing speech and spoken dialogue.

3. Describe current scientific methods used in investigating speech and hearing processes

Course Disposition

The course is organized in the form of a reading course in which current, relevant research articles are to be chosen and discussed together with the PhD student’s supervisors. Credits may also be obtained by submitting reports from participation in relevant external PhD activities such as seminars, workshops and conferences. 

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted as doctoral student

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge equivalent to the course Speech Technology, DT2112. Linguistic interest and experience of acoustics and signal processing.

Equipment

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Literature

Relevant research articles are to be chosen in cooperation with the doctoral student’s supervisors.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • EXA1 - Exam, 15,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written and oral reports approved by the doctoral student’s supervisors.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FDT3313

Offered by

EECS/Speech, Music and Hearing

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Speech, Music and Hearing