Syksy 2004/Fall 2004 (2ov, L)
Although visible speech is not as informative as auditory speech,
because many phoneme articulations look similar, visible articulatory
information is an important part of general speech perception. Visible
speech is particularly effective when the auditory speech is degraded,
because of the noise, bandwidth filtering or hearing impairment.
Compelling evidence for the importance of visible speech is provided by
examples where auditory speech signal is non-degraded. It has been
shown that the speech perception improves significantly also with
computer animated audio-visual speech synthesizers, so-called talking
This course will give the students an overview on issues related to
multimodal speech perception and synthesis. The focus will be on
The seminars will be held in English.
Program of seminars:
Active participation in the seminar. Each student acts once as talker and once as opponent, and writes a short report from the presented research article.
Will be given at the first seminar.
The seminars will be held on tuesdays at 13.15-14.45 in B317, Tekniikantie 14,
Innopoli 2, starting October 26th, 2004, with December 7th the last
seminar. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 12.