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
Automatic recognition of spoken messages
Speech perception and hearing
Pathologic speech and language
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
This training is targeted for faculty and researchers in the following areas:
English / Urdu Language Teaching
Computer Science (Speech Processing)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Speech Processing)
Day 1: Friday August 4, 2017
Consonantal and vocalic systems of Urdu
Lab session on IPA transcription
Introduction to acoustic phonetics
Day 2: Saturday August 5, 2017
Introduction to PRAAT- Lab session on using PRAAT software
Annotation of oral and nasal vowels using PRAAT
Annotation of stop and nasal consonants using PRAAT
Annotation of fricatives, affricates, lateral, etc. using PRAAT
Lab session on the annotation of vocalic and consonantal sounds
Day 3: Friday August 11, 2017
Lab session on the annotation of syllable and word tiers
Day 4: Saturday August 12, 2017
Annotation of stress tier using duration and pitch cues
Annotation of stress tier using glottalization and intensity cues
Lab session on the annotation of stress tier
Student (PhD & MPhil):
Deadline: 20 July, 2017 3:00 PM
Number of participants is limited to 50 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
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:
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.
Pay through UBL Omni. Get your payment receipt from CLE, on the first day of the program.
Pay through EasyPaisa. Get your payment receipt from CLE, on the first day of the program.
Pay through MobiCash. Get your payment receipt from CLE, on the first day of the program.
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.
KICS Room # 7 UET Auditorium Complex, University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore
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:email@example.com