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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Text-to-speech Synthesis - NPFL042
Title: Syntéza řeči z psaného textu
Guaranteed by: Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (32-UFAL)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2012
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: cancelled
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: PhDr. RNDr. Jiří Hanika, Ph.D.
Class: DS, matematická lingvistika
Informatika Mgr. - volitelný
Classification: Informatics > Computer and Formal Linguistics
Annotation -
Last update: T_UFAL (05.05.2006)
Speech and its automatic synthesis; writing systems, text analysis and processing; prosody modelling; selected TTS-related language-specific phenomena; approaches and algorithms used in TTS. No prerequisite knowledge assumed. Taught once in two years, in school years beginning in odd calendar years.
Literature - Czech
Last update: T_UFAL (06.05.2004)

An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis (Dutoit, 96)

Fonetika a fonologie češtiny, Palková

Syllabus -
Last update: T_UFAL (06.05.2004)

Linguistic and physical structure of human speech, phonology and phonetics. Articulatory and acoustical phonetics. Spectrogram reading.

Writing systems: phonologic, syllabic, logographic; representation and encoding; missing information; desambiguation.

Text processing. Utterance chunking. Rule-driven and corpus-driven methods. Phonetic transcription: letter-to-sound rules, dictionaries, stochastic desambiguation, syntactic analysis.

Prosody description and modelling.

Speech synthesis: formant synthesis, time domain and frequency domain methods. Unit concatenation, prosody manipulation. Voice coding, OLA, LPC synthesis.

Speech corpus and speech unit inventory creation. Unit selection, Viterbi algorithm. Semiautomatic methods. Pitch detection using autocorrelation.

Dialogue systems, TTS mark-up languages.

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