GSLT: Speech Technology 1

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Term paper - Fall semester 2004

During the course each student should prepare a term paper and present it at the closing seminar.

Examples of topics are listed below. It is possible to choose another topic, which we encourage,  after a discussion with one of the teachers in the Speech Technology course. It is also possible to make a joint paper.

The term paper should be reviewed by two reviewers also participating in the course.

The paper may not exceed 10 printed pages.

Time table

November 2

Planning the Time table during the meeting

November 15

Topic selection together with a teacher

December 1

Reviewers selected (please volunteer)

December 22

Electronic submission of paper to reviewers and the teacher

January 10

Electronic submission of reviews to author

January 17

Electronic submission of final paper to the reviewers, the teacher and
Rolf Carlson

January 19-21

Presentation of paper at the closing seminar at KTH


Possible topics

Acoustic Phonetics
David House

  • Phonetic cues for phrase boundaries and discourse finality
  • Phonetic variation and speaking styles

Speech Synthesis
Björn Granström

  • Data-driven methods in speech synthesis
  • Comparison of different speech synthesis methods.

Speech Recognition
Torbjørn Svendsen

  • Issues in designing successful speech recognition applications
  • Why is automatic speech recognition difficult
  • The historical evolution of speech recognition

Speaker verification
Torbjørn Svendsen

  • Similarities and differences between speech recognition and speaker verification.
  • Deploying automatic speaker verification. Choices affecting security and user acceptance in automatic speaker verification.

Dialog Systems
Rolf Carlson

  • The need for robustness in dialog systems
  • Adaptivity in spoken dialog systems
  • Processing of expressive speech in spoken dialog systems

Term Papers and Closing Seminar

Link to the Closing seminar January 2003 with links to papers

Link to the Closing seminar January 2002 with links to papers.


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