Education

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SPCC

The Speech Processing Courses in Crete (SPCC) are targeting to teach graduate students and researchers the latest advancements of speech processing covering theory, hands on, and establishing contacts between the academics and industry. The school will provide the chance to students and professionals to meet world leaders in speech technology, exchanging ideas, sharing experiences and vision. The Summer School is organized by the University of Crete, Greece.

2020

  • webpage: http://spcc.csd.uoc.gr/
  • For 2020, the school topic is Neural approaches for speech enhancement, synthesis, and coding, the topic includes:
    • Basic components of neural vocoders: Wavenet, Parallel Wavenet, and WaveRNN
    • Deep generative models for speech compression
    • Neural auto-regressive, source-filter and glottal vocoders for speech and music signals
    • Neural vocoders for coding, synthesis, and enhancement


2019

  • webpage: http://spcc.csd.uoc.gr/2019/
  • For 2019, the school topic is Conversational Speech Synthesis: from design to evaluation, the topic includes:
    • Introduction to modern statistical dialogue systems and requests for a conversational speech synthesis system
    • Modern Acoustic Modelling Approaches (WaveNet, Tacotron)
    • Advanced flexibility for effective conversational TTS: Style token and Voice Conversion
    • Evaluation of conversational and multimodal TTS


2018

  • webpage: http://spcc.csd.uoc.gr/SPCC2018/
  • For 2018, the school topic is Towards Flexible and Intelligible End-to-End Speech synthesis systems, The topic includes:
    • Modern Acoustic Modelling Approaches (WaveNet, Tacotron)
    • Contemporary Unit Selection: The art of creating thousands of voices in real products
    • Advanced Voice Conversion using Deep Learning (Wavenet, GAN, etc)
    • Intelligibility and Cognitive Effort in Speech Synthesis

2017

  • webpage: http://spcc.csd.uoc.gr/SPCC2017/
  • the school topic is: Towards Intelligible and Conversational Speech Synthesis Engines, The topic includes:
    • Modern Acoustic Modelling Approaches (DNN/LSTM, WaveNet)
    • Text Normalization and Linguistic Analysis
    • Prosody
    • Advanced Vocoders and Modifications (Voice Conversion)
    • Intelligibility and Cognitive Effort in Speech Synthesis

2016

  • webpage: http://spcc.csd.uoc.gr/SPCC2016/
  • the school topic is: Advancements in Modern Speech Synthesis Engines, The topic includes:
    • Advanced Speech Signal Modelling and Modifications
    • Current Acoustic Modelling Approaches
    • Challenges in Fornt-End Processing
    • Listening Context Aware Speech Synthesis Systems
    • Text Normalization and Linguistic Analysis

Lecture slides used for SPCC 2016 are available online

2015

  • webpage: http://spcc.csd.uoc.gr/SPCC2015/
  • the school topic is: From Diphones to Modern Speech Synthesis Engines, The topic includes:
    • Speech Signal Modelling and Modifications
    • Acoustic Modelling: HMM, LDM, DNN
    • Approaches: Diphones, Unit Selection, Statistical, Hybrid
    • Listening Context Aware speech synthesis systems

2014

Lecture slides used for SPCC 2014 are available online


Keynotes & tutorials at International conferences and workshops

Podcasts

Simon King, Using speech synthesis to give everyone their own voice, Inaugural lecture, University of Edinburgh https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/prof-simon-king-using-speech-synthesis-to-give-everyone/id738501766?i=1000170300147&mt=2

Keiichi Tokuda, Human-like singing and talking machine, Human Language Technology Lecture Series, MIT https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/human-like-singing-and-talking-machines/id787393959?i=1000344067611&mt=2

Youtube videos

SynSIG

SynSIG has a dedicated channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiNEMZxIjvlsBKlBdAqT-VQ

Others

Other kind of teaching materials

Historical images

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External Links


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