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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VTEKS301 Design and Development of Speech Interfaces 8 ECTS
Organised by
Interactive Technology
Person in charge
Docent Markku Turunen.
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

To learn the characteristics of human speech and communication, the processing of speech by computers, and the successful use of speech in human-computer interaction to construct working speech applications.


Human factors in speech technology. The nature of sound and language. Speech recognition and synthesis. Speech and non-speech audio. Dialogue management. Prompt design. Error management. Data collection and evaluation methods. Interfaces for speech technology components, description languages and formalisms, speech application architectures, tools and development tools. Implementation and evaluation of speech applications.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 0 h 40 h

On-line material and assignments. No obligatory meetings, suitable for distant learning.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Assignments and a documented project work.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

Advanced level (third or fourth year). The course is not offered every year.

Study materials

McTear, M., Spoken Dialogue Technology: Towards the Conversational User Interface. Springer 2004.

Further information

The course includes previous courses "Speech User Interface Project Work" and "Speech Interface Design". You cannot get credits if you have completed these courses. See course homepage for more details.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences