Subject: Natural language and text processing
Course: Introduction to computer speech synthesis
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester  (2nd semester)
Status: elective
Method of teaching: 2 hours of lectures
Assessment: ral and written

Course description:
Techniques of producing artificial speech, historical overview of computer speech synthesis and different ways of producing synthesised speech will be presented. Current state in the field and possible directions of future work will be shown. Current accomplishments will be presented.
Course stimulates development of general knowledge and skills in the field of computer speech synthesis.

Course objectives:
Present students with historical overview of the field and overview of current works in the field.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list
1. Schroeder, Manfred R. Computer speech: recognition, compression, synthesis, Springer, 1999.
2. Dutoit, Thierry. An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.
3. Progress in speech synthesis. editors J.P.H. van Santen, R.W. Sproat, J.P. Olive, J. Hirschberg, New York; Berlin; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag , 1997

Additional reading list
Other sources on the Internet about speech synthesis