Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR): 2016/17

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Currently being updated for 2016/17




Review and Tutorial Articles

Syllabus 2015/16

Lecture No.DateWeekLecturerTopic and slidesReading
1Mon 16 JanuaryWk1Renals Introduction to Speech Recognition (slides) J&M: chapter 7, chapter 9 (9.1 - 9.3)
R&H review chapter
2Thu 19 January Wk1Shimodaira Speech Signal Analysis 1 (slides) J&M: Sec 9.3
3Mon 23 January Wk2Shimodaira Speech Signal Analysis 2 Hermansky (1990), PLP analysis of speech
4Thu 26 January Wk2Shimodaira Acoustic modelling: HMMs and GMMs 1 J&M: Secs 6.1-6.5, 9.2, 9.4
G&Y review
R&H review chapter
Rabiner & Juang (1986) Tutorial
5Mon 30 January Wk3Shimodaira Acoustic modelling: HMMs and GMMs 2
6Thu 2 February Wk3Renals Introduction to neural networks 1
7Mon 6 February Wk4Renals Introduction to neural networks 2
8Thu 9 February Wk4RenalsAcoustic modelling: Context-dependent phone modelling
9Mon 13 February Wk5Renals Acoustic modelling: Neural network acoustic models 1
10Thu 16 February Wk5Renals Acoustic modelling: Neural networks acoustic models 2
Mon 20 February No Lectures or Labs - Flexible Learning Week
Thu 23 February No Lectures or Labs - Flexible Learning Week
11Mon 27 February Wk6 Language models 1
12Thu 2 March Wk6 Language models 2
13Mon 6 March Wk7 WFSTs
14Thu 9 March Wk7 Speaker adaptation
15Mon 13 March Wk8 Multilingual systems
16Thu 16 March Wk8 Guest lecture: recognition of multi-genre broadcasts
17Mon 20 March Wk9 Current progress in acoustic modelling
18Thu 23 March Wk9 End-to-end systems
REVISIONTo be scheduled/td>Revision lecture - answers to any questions


Closer to the exam we are very happy to arrange a revision lecture at a time convenient to everyone. The point of this lecture will be to answer and discuss any questions about the course.


The coursework will concern a continuous speech recognition and will use Kaldi. It will build on the labs.
Released: Monday 13 February 2017
Deadline: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 16:00
Feedback: Wednesday 22 March 2017

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