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Michael Tjalve
LING 575
Seattle Campus

Topics in Computational Linguistics

In-depth study of a particular area of computational linguistics, with hands-on experience. Prerequisite: LING 570 and 571, or permission of instructor. Offered: WSp.

Class description

This course is intended to give an introduction to the key concepts and components of speech technology. Students taking this course will gain a good understanding of what speech technology is, how it works and what you can do with it.

Topics include: The mechanics of current speech technologies, i.e. automatic speech recognition (ASR), text-to-speech (TTS) and speaker verification and identification (SVI) with particular focus on ASR. Techniques for successful implementation of speech technology components with examples from state-of-the-art real-life applications ASR challenges and ways to overcome them Pertinent differences and similarities between human-to-human speech communication and speech technology Speech technology research

Hands-on experience with speech technology will be gained through building your own speech recognizer as well as designing your own speech application.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael Tjalve
Date: 06/27/2012