Speech production and acoustic phonetics, speech perception.;Speech analysis: time and frequency domain techniques for pitch and formant estimation, cepstral and LPC analysis.;Speech synthesis: articulatory, formant, and LPC synthesis, voice response and text-to-speech systems.;Applications: data compression, vocoders, speech enhancement, speech recognition, speaker recognition, aids for the speech and hearing impairments.
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