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A Meditation on Phonology, Phonetics and Speech Technology

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  • UserMark Huckvale, Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences, UCL
  • ClockThursday 19 March 2015, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseGisbert Kapp, N330.

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What can Phonologists, Phoneticians and Speech Engineers learn from each other? All are interested in how speech communication works, yet they seem to have divided the problem up between them rather than working together. Phonologists seek the underlying principles of spoken language. Phoneticians seek the mechanisms of articulation and perception. Engineers seek to build simulations of speech signal generation and recognition.

In this talk I will meditate on what the field would be like if these groups worked together. What would be the goals of speech communication science and how would we go about studying it? How do limitations of human articulation, perception and cognition affect the ways in which information is encoded in speech? How can we better model multiple influences on the form of the signal? How can engineers and scientists develop artefacts that can be conversational partners?

This talk is part of the Speech Recognition by Synthesis Seminars series.

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