Writing systems and the problems of their computer processing

  1. 2013-10-03: Introduction of Unicode
  2. 2013-10-10: Unicode for Linguists, original slides by Kevin Scannell
  3. 2013-10-17: Unicode in Python
    Uses package PyICU: http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#pyicu
  4. 2013-10-24: Writing systems
  5. 2013-11-14: Phonetic transcription

    Homework: Read: http://pl.languagesindanger.eu/book-of-knowledge/writing/
  6. 2013-11-21: Speech synthesis

    Start with MBROLA
  7. 2013-11-28: Automatic speech recognition (ASR), presentation by Mariusz Owsianny, M.A.
  8. 2013-12-05: Mbrola voice creation, speech synthesis and automatic speech recognition

    Efficient diphone database creation for MBROLA, a multilingual speech synthesiser
    Ewaluacja mowy syntetycznej za pomocą systemu rozpoznawania mowy
    Synthetic speech evaluation with speaker adaptive automatic speech recognition, page 43
  9. 2013-12-12: Invited lectures.

    Prof. Dafydd Gibbon: The writing system of Medefaidrin, a Nigerian spirit language, paper, slides
    Dr. Moses Ekpenyong: Unifying Speech Resources for Tone Languages: A Computational Perspective
  10. 2013-12-12: Indian languages, unicode and automatic transliteration by Prof. Girish Nath Jha
  11. 2014-01-09: Typology of writing systems by Dr. Tomasz Wicherkiewicz

    Slides available at special request.

  12. 2014-01-16: Data formats by Dr. Rafał Lewandowski
  13. 2014-01-23: HTML and website creation and HTML encoding

    Unicode Character Table
    Problems with encoding in HTML by Kevin Scannel
  14. 2014-01-30: Final test