2017 Speech Processing Courses in Crete
Towards Intelligible and Conversational Speech Synthesis Engines

24-28 July 2017    University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

PROGRAMME
 

 

Monday July 24

 

Lecturer

 

Place

 
08:30-09:30 Registration Entrance  
09:30-10:00 Welcome Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete K206  
10:00-12:00 Vocoders Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete Κ206  
12:00-14:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
14:00-16:00 Prosody Generation Raul Fernandez, IBM Κ206  
16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
16:30-18:30 Hands on Prosody B110  
 

 

Tuesday July 25

 

Lecturer

 

Place

 
10:00-12:00 Unit Selection Speech Synthesis Spyros Raptis, Innoetics Κ206  
12:00-14:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
14:00-16:00 Unit Selection and voice transformations Alex Sorin, IBM Κ206  
16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
16:30-18:30 Hands on Diphone and Unit Selection Speech Synthesis Simon King, University of Edinburgh B110  
 

 

Wednesday July 26

 

Lecturer

 

Place

 
10:00-12:00 Text Normalization Richard Sproat, Google USA Κ206  
12:00-14:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
14:00-16:00 HMM-based TTS Simon King, University of Edinburgh Κ206  
16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
16:30-18:30 Hands on Text Normalization Richard Sproat, Google USA B110  
 

 

Thursday July 27

 

Lecturer

 

Place

 
10:00-12:00 Linear Dynamic Models Vassilis Tsiaras, University of Crete Κ206  
12:00-14:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
14:00-15:00 Deep Neural Networks Simon King, University of Edinburgh Κ206  
15:00-16:00 Wavenet Vassilis Tsiaras, University of Crete Κ206  
16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
16:30-18:30 Hands on Wavenet Vassilis Tsiaras, University of Crete B110  
19:00-... Banquet [Traditional Cretan Tavern, Music, and Dance] Arolithos Cretan Village  
 

 

Friday July 28

 

Lecturer

 

Place

 
10:00-12:00 Intelligibility and cognitive effort of natural and synthetic speech Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete Κ206  
12:00-14:00 Lunch and coffee Lounge  
14:00-15:00 Student Poster Session I Lounge  
15:00-16:00 Student Poster Session I Lounge  
16:00-16:30 Demo Sessions from Industry and Lecturers Lounge  
16:00-16:30 Coffee break Lounge  
16:30-17:00 Closing ceremony and announcement of the Best Student Poster Award Κ206  

Please find the poster session programme here