Fundamentals of Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition / Edition 1

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Explains and discusses how human speakers and listeners process speech and language. Focuses on those elements of current research which have the most bearing on future developments in the production of truly natural-sounding speech and the reliable recognition of continuous speech. Presents a concise and clear introduction to this increasingly complex and interdisciplinary field.

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Arguing that further progress in getting computers to speak convincingly and to understand human speech depends on exploiting and stimulating complex knowledge about how human speakers and listeners process speech and language, presents the essential elements of current research in those fields most likely to contribute to such progress. Also covers the relevant developments in speech signal processing, statistical modelling, and artificial neural network architecture. For graduate students and advanced undergraduates in computer science, engineering, linguistics, and psychology, and armchair tourists from neighboring disciplines. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471944492
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/13/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 6.81 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Fundamentals of Phonetic Science (E. Keller).

Prosodic Aspects of Speech (S. Werner & E. Keller).

Pauses and the Temporal Structure of Speech (B. Zellner).

STATE OF THE ART (E. Keller & J. Caelen).

Text-to-Speech Synthesis: An Introduction and a Case Study (B. Pfister & C. Traber).

Formant Synthesis (T. Styger & E. Keller).

CHALLENGES (E. Keller & J. Caelen).

The Prediction of Vowel Systems: Perceptual Contrast and Stability (L.-J.

Boe, et al.).

Semantic and Pragmatic Prediction of Prosodic Structures (G. Caelen-Haumont).

Multimodal Human-Computer Interface (J. Caelen).


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