Speech Science and Technology
Reflecting our philosophy that powerful speech systems of the future will be based on a thorough understanding of the fundamental science, ISIS research in speech processing ranges from basic science underpinning production and perception, through to applications in bio-medicine and improved human-computer interaction. Research topics include: modelling speech aeroacoustics, classification of speech sounds, evolutionary emergence of speech and language, computational models of humanspeech and language processing, vocal tract imaging, transduction problems in speech synthesis.
The research is led by Prof. Bob Damper. Much of the work involves collaboration with colleagues in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) and the Cognitive Sciences Centre at Southampton, and with other institutions, including IBM, UK;ATR Human Information Processing Laboratory, Japan; CRSAS, Lexington, USA; KTH, Stockholm, Sweden; Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, USA.