13E033OGK - Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Course specification
Course title Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Acronym 13E033OGK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition None
The goal Introduce students to the basic elements of speech communication such as speech production and perception, analysis and processing of speech signal and modern speech technology.
The outcome Creating a background for subsequent courses in speech technologies in the masters and doctoral studies (Speech signal processing, Speech communication: human-computer, Robust processing of speech signals, Speech technologies).
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Elements of acoustic phonetics, physiology of vocal and auditory system, acoustic theory of speech generation, speech perception, perception of masked speech, models of speech perception, speech intelligibility and quality, digital speech signal processing, speech recognition and synthesis, speaker recognition, quality of speech communication, quality improvement methods, speech technology.
Contents of exercises Recording of speech signal base, realization of specialized speech recognition systems and assessment of the quality of speech signal transmission, analysis and synthesis of speech signal based on parametric modeling
  1. S. Jovičić - Speech communication: physiology, psychoacoustics, and perception; Publisher: Nauka, 1999, Belgrade
  2. Douglas O'Shaughnessy. Speech Communications: Human and Machine. IEEE Press, 2000, New York
  3. The script in electronic form (ppt)
  4. X. Huang, A. Acero, H.W. Hon. Spoken language processing: A guide to theory, Algorithm, and system development. Prentice Hall, N.J., 2001. (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, demonstrations, seminar work and/or participation in projects.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 20 Test paper 40
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 30