Speech communication and speech-language pathology

 

Presentation

 

The mission of the division is to do research works in the fields of automatic speech processing, and voice and speech pathology. Several research projects were carried out at the division, including: an automatic Arabic reader of text and number Arphon, a software for automatic dictation learning for primary school children Dictar, as well as acoustic analyzes of Arabic sounds and phenomena of emphasis and gemination in Arabic language.

Director of the department

Kamel Ferrat

Research Interests

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Man-machine dialogue

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Language disorders, diagnosis and rehabilitation

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Language disorders and cognition

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Automatic treatment of pathological speech

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Experimental Phonetics

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Talking Softwares.

Objectives

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Automatic speech processing (automatic synthesis and recognition of speech …)

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Arabic phonetics

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Acoustical and physiological analysis of Arabic sounds and speech disorders

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Design and implementing of adequate computer tools for speech analysis

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Design and implementing of a sound database for the Arabic language

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Study and diagnosis of language and cognitive disorders

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Realization of clinical studies for various learning disabilities, including aphasia, by performing diagnostic programs for disorders and appropriate rehabilitation techniques

Research teams

Human-machine dialogue team

This team is working on the project entitled “Oral Resources for Arabic Language”

Team members

Khoudir Benbellil

Khoudir Benbellil

Research associate

Ghania Droua Hamdani

Ghania Droua Hamdani

Research professor (A)

Khadidja Boubaker

Khadidja Boubaker

Research associate

Youcef Bentercia

Youcef Bentercia

Research professor (B)

Language pathology, from diagnosis to reeducation team

This team is working on the project entitled “Construction of a diagnostic program in Arabic for children with dyslexia”

Team members

Fouzia Badaoui

Fouzia Badaoui

Research professor (A)

Kahina Lettad

Kahina Lettad

Research professor (B)

Widad Zaki

Widad Zaki

Research associate

Language pathology and cognition team

This team is working on the project entitled “Realization of a computer program for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of language disorders for children with learning disabilities”

Team members

Assia Boumaraf

Assia Boumaraf

Research professor (A)

Ouerdia Arab

Ouerdia Arab

Research associate

Sarah Reggas

Sarah Reggas

Research associate

Automatic precessing of pathological speech team

This team is working on the project entitled “Assessment and taking care of verbal communication disorders via automatic processing”

Team members

Kamel Ferrat

Kamel Ferrat

Research professor (A)

Khaled Baazi

Khaled Baazi

Research associate

Experimental phonetics team

This team is working on the project entitled “Realization of a database in experimental phonetics”

Team members

Nawel Behloul

Nawel Behloul

Research associate

Abdelkader Delmadji

Abdelkader Delmadji

Research associate

Talking softwares "TTS" team

This team is working on the project entitled “EXPRESSER 1.0”

Team members

Benaissa Kebir

Benaissa Kebir

Research professor (A)

Aissa Amrouche

Aissa Amrouche

Research professor (B)

Ismahene Baadji

Ismahene Baadji

Research associate