FDT3315 Speech Communication Theory, basic course 15.0 credits
The goal of this course is to provide a general understanding of linguistics, phonetics and information theory as a theoretical basis for the speech communication process. Special emphasis is placed on the implications of these theories for the development and applications of technological systems employing speech synthesis, automatic speech recognition and multimodal spoken dialogue systems. The course also includes a review of scientific methods used in investigation of spoken communication
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Content and learning outcomes
1. Linguistic, phonetic and information theories in relationship to speech communication
2. Relationship between theoretical approaches to speech communication and the development and application of speech technological systems
3. Computational models of speech communication
4. Review of scientific methods used in investigating speech communication
Intended learning outcomes
1. Describe the theoretical basis for the speech communication process in terms of linguistics, phonetics and information theory.
2. Account for the implications of speech communication theories in speech synthesis, automatic speech recognition and multimodal spoken dialogue systems.
3. Describe current scientific methods used in investigating speech communication processes.
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 doctoral student’s supervisors. Credits may also be obtained by submitting reports from participation in relevant external doctoral study activities such as seminars, workshops and conferences.
Literature and preparations
Admitted as doctoral student
Knowledge equivalent to the course Speech Technology, DT2112. Linguistic interest and experience of acoustics and signal processing.
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.
- EXA1 - Exam, 15.0 credits, grading scale: 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
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