Undergraduate Course: Automatic Speech Recognition (UG) (INFR11219)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course follows the delivery and assessment of Automatic Speech Recognition (INFR11033) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11033 instead.
This course follows the delivery and assessment of Automatic Speech Recognition (INFR11033) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11033 instead.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Speech Processing (Hons) (LASC10061)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Automatic Speech Recognition (INFR11033)
||Other requirements|| This course follows the delivery and assessment of Automatic Speech Recognition (INFR11033) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11033 instead.
This course is open to all Informatics students including those on joint degrees. For external students where this course is not listed in your DPT, please seek special permission from the course organiser.
Some general mathematical ability is essential; Special functions log, exp are fundamental; mathematical notation (such as sums) used throughout; some calculus. Probability theory is used extensively: joint and conditional probabilities, Gaussian and multinomial distributions.
Programming using Python or shell scripting is required for the practicals and coursework.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Assessed coursework will be worth 50% of the grade of the course. This will consist of:
- 5 short weekly practical assignments (1-2 hours each) worth 10% in total;
- A longer practical and written assignment (expected to take around 30 hours work) worth 40%.
Both sets of coursework will use Python and other standard software toolkits to develop a speech recognition system. They will be marked in compliance with the Common Marking Scheme.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Automatic Speech Recognition (UG) (INFR11219)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the statistical framework used for automatic speech recognition
- Understand the weakness of the simplified speech recognition systems and demonstrate knowledge of more advanced methods to overcome these problems
- Describe speech recognition as an optimization problem in probabilistic terms
- Relate individual terms in the mathematical framework for speech recognition to particular modules of the system
- Build a large vocabulary continuous speech recognition system, using a standard software toolkit
|John N. Holmes, Wendy J. Holmes, "Speech Synthesis and Recognition", Taylor & Francis (2001), 2nd edition|
Xuedong Huang, Alex Acero and Hsiao-Wuen Hon, "Spoken language processing: a guide to theory, algorithm, and system development", Prentice Hall (2001)
Lawrence R. Rabiner and Biing-Hwang Juang, "Fundamental of Speech Recognition", Prentice Hall (1993)
B. Gold, N. Morgan, "Speech and Audio Signal Processing: Processing and Perception of Speech and Music", John Wiley and Sons (1999)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||theory,automatic speech recognition,artificial intelligence,natural language computing
|Course organiser||Dr Peter Bell
Tel: (0131 6)51 3284
|Course secretary||Mrs Helen Tweedale
Tel: (0131 6)50 2692