Introduction to speech processing

lclig2260  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to speech processing
5 credits
15.0 h
Dutoit Thierry;
Main themes
The main goal of this course is to provide students with a series of basic knowledge blocks, to give them a top-down view of speech processing. Instead of entering the details of each problem, we give a structured overview of the area. In that respect, the course is aimed at making students able to pass a technical job interview.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand the basic concepts of speech processing and to discuss the performances of speech processing applications (as well for speech synthesis applications as for voice recognition applications).


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
It is composed of 5 chapters : Introduction to speech, Speech modeling and analysis, Speech Coding, Speech recognitions, Speech synthesis.
Teaching methods
The course is composed of an e-Learning part, available on DVD, complemented by a presential part, which makes it possible for students to ask questions to the professor (and vice-versa).
Evaluation methods
The DVD part of the course contains a detailed list of practical objectives. The written examination will be based on these objectives. No course notes will be available for this examination.
Other information
The course is available on DVD and is composed of 9 hours of video documents (10 to 15 minutes each) organized in Chapter through a web page. Students can see the powerpoint slides with a good definition, as well as videos of the professor. Each video is augmented with attached documents, available on the DVD. Multiple Choice Questions are also available, as well as open questions. Course notes are provided in the DVD.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in Linguistics