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CLE Post-Graduate Certificate in Experimental Phonology Using PRAAT
 
Date:   4th - 5th & 11th - 12th, August, 2017  Download Flyer
Venue: KICS Room # 7 UET Auditorium Complex,
University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore 
Registration Deadline: 20th July, 2017 3:00 PM
   
   
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Introduction
Center for Language Engineering (CLE), Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), in collaboration with Society for Natural Language Processing (SNLP), is conducting CLE Post-Graduate Certificate in “Experimental Phonology Using PRAAT”. This program is specifically designed for faculty and researchers from disciplines including Urdu, English, Applied Linguistics, English Language Teaching, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering (Language Processing), Speech Pathology and related areas and is organized on weekends to encourage faculty participation.
Objectives
This certificate aims to develop understanding of the field of Experimental Phonology and to motivate the participants to conduct the research for local languages.The program will help the participants to identify the less explored areas of research in the context of Urdu. After completing the program, participants will be able to understand:
  • Speech corpus annotation at segmental and supra-segmental levels
  • Phonetic comparison of languages
  • Child language acquisition
  • Speech communication technology and speech processing
  • Synthetic speech
  • Automatic recognition of spoken messages
  • Speech perception and hearing
  • Pathologic speech and language
Coverage
The participants will learn to annotate speech corpus at segment, syllable, word and stress tiers using PRAAT software. The program will cover the following units:
  • Review of IPA transcription and introduction to acoustic phonetics
  • Annotation of vocalic and consonantal sounds of English/Urdu
  • Annotation of syllable and word in an utterance
  • Annotation of stress using acoustic cues
Target Audience
This training is targeted for faculty and researchers in the following areas:
  • Applied Linguistics
  • English / Urdu Language Teaching
  • Speech Pathology
  • Computer Science (Speech Processing)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (Speech Processing)
Program

Day 1: Friday August 4, 2017

Time Duration Task
12:00 -02:00 Registration
02:00 -03:00 Consonantal and vocalic systems of Urdu
03:00 -04:00 Lab session on IPA transcription
04:00 -04:15 Tea Break
04:15 -05:15 Introduction to acoustic phonetics

Day 2: Saturday August 5, 2017

Time Duration Task
09:30 -10:30 Introduction to PRAAT- Lab session on using PRAAT software
10:30 -12:00 Annotation of oral and nasal vowels using PRAAT
12:00 -12:15 Tea Break
12:15 -12:45 Annotation of stop and nasal consonants using PRAAT
12:45 -01:45 Lunch Break
01:45 -03:45 Annotation of fricatives, affricates, lateral, etc. using PRAAT
03:45 -04:00 Tea Break
04:00 -05:00 Lab session on the annotation of vocalic and consonantal sounds

Day 3: Friday August 11, 2017

Time Duration Task
02:00 -03:30 Syllabification
03:30 -04:15 Word Segmentation
04:15 -04:30 Tea Break
04:30 -05:30 Lab session on the annotation of syllable and word tiers

Day 4: Saturday August 12, 2017

Time Duration Task
09:30 -10:30 Stress
10:30 -11:30 Annotation of stress tier using duration and pitch cues
11:30 -11:45 Tea Break
11:45 -12:45 Annotation of stress tier using glottalization and intensity cues
12:45 -01:30 Lunch Break
01:30 -3:00 Lab session on the annotation of stress tier
3:00 -5:00 Closing Ceremony
Registration Fees
Professional (Non-Faculty): PKR 25,000
Professional (Faculty): PKR 10,000
Student (PhD & MPhil): PKR 7,500

Deadline: 20 July, 2017 3:00 PM

Note:
  • Participation will be on first come first served basis
  • Faculty and students are requested to show their valid original university identity cards for registration
  • On-site registration will depend on the availability of seats
  • Registration fees is non-refundable and non-transferable
Payment Procedure:

Participants are requested to pay the registration fee in order to confirm their seat. Payments are to be made in any one of the following ways:
  1. Visit CLE, at University of Engineering and Technology, G.T. Road, Lahore, make payment to Mr. Dilshad Ali, Accounts Officer, CLE and get a payment receipt.
  2. Pay through UBL Omni. Get your payment receipt from CLE, on the first day of the program.
  3. Pay through EasyPaisa. Get your payment receipt from CLE, on the first day of the program.
  4. Pay through MobiCash. Get your payment receipt from CLE, on the first day of the program.
  5. Pay through Bank Deposit.

    Banking Information is as follows:-

    Account Title: KICS-CLE projects
    Account No. 063-100-000365-4
    Currency: PKR
    Bank Name: Askari Bank Limited
    Branch: (0063), Baghbanpura Branch
    Address: 9-A, Shalimar Link Road Baghbanpura, Lahore, Pakistan

 

Resource Person
Dr. Sarmad Hussain
Head, CLE, KICS-UET

PhD Northwestern University, USA
MPhil (Computer Speech and Language Processing) Cambridge University, UK

Dr. Sarmad Hussain did his doctoral degree in Speech Science with a thesis on Urdu phonetics and phonology. He also worked at Oxford University Phonetics Lab during his doctoral program, working on phonological aspects of stress in Urdu. He had completed his MPhil in Computer Speech and Language Processing where he worked on Urdu text to speech system.

Dr. Sarmad Hussain heads the Center for Language Engineering at Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. Before UET, he was heading the Computer Science Department at FAST National University, Lahore, where he was also the founding head of Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing.

His research is focused on developing computing solutions for Pakistani languages, including research in linguistics, localization, language computing standards, speech processing and computational linguistics. He has been serving on many national and international committees. Some of his current international memberships included Security and Stability Advisor Committee of ICANN, Executive Committee of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing, and Pakistan representative on the International Committee for the Co-ordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques. At national level, he currently serves on IDN ccTLD committee of Ministry of IT, National Standards Committee of National Language Authority and is the Chairperson of Society of Natural Language Processing of Pakistan.

He has been awarded by Pakistan Science Academy for his work on Pakistani Languages.
Venue
KICS Room # 7 UET Auditorium Complex,
University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore
Contact Us
For queries please contact:
CLE Post-Graduate Certificate Program
Center for Language Engineering
Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science
University of Engineering and Technology, G.T. Road,
Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: +92-42-99029450, +92-42-36821444
Email: pgcertificate@cle.org.pk

 

 


 

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