Speech Communications: Human and Machine / Edition 2

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Overview

"Today the wireless communications industry is heavily dependent upon advanced speech coding techniques, while the integration of personal computers and voice technology is poised for growth. In this revised and updated second edition, a timely overview of the science of speech processing helps you keep pace with these rapidly developing advances.

Students of electrical engineering, along with computer scientists, systems engineers, linguists, audiologists, and psychologists, will find in this one concise volume an interdisciplinary introduction to speech communication. This reference book addresses how humans generate and interpret speech and how machines simulate human speech performance and code speech for efficient transmission. With a skillful blending of the basic principles and technical detail underlying speech communication, this broad-based book offers you essential insights into the field.

You will learn state-of-the-art techniques to analyze, code, recognize, and synthesize speech. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of the limits of today's technology and an informed view of future trends for speech research. SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS brings you an integrated approach to human and machine speech production and perception that is unmatched in the field. This book is complete with up-to-date references and Web addresses that will lead you to a wealth of resources for your own research into speech communication."

"...an interdisciplinary introduction to speech communication...addresses both how humans generate & interpret speech & how machines simulate human speech performance & code speech for efficient transmission."

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"A cohesive, even-handed discussion of speech production and perception-should help readers understand speech communication better than is possible with other texts." (Zentralblatt fur Mathametik, 1008)
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Offers an interdisciplinary introduction to speech communication, for students in electrical engineering and professionals in computer science, system engineering, linguistics, audiology, and psychology. Addresses both how humans generate and interpret speech, and how machines simulate human speech performance and code speech for efficient transmission. Reviews mathematics for speech processing, then covers areas including acoustic phonetics, hearing, and speech perception, as well as speech synthesis, automatic speech recognition, and speaker recognition. Includes chapter problems. The author teaches at INRS-Telecommunication at the University of Quebec, Canada. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780334496
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/30/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 548
  • Product dimensions: 7.19 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Douglas O'Shaughnessy is a professor at INRS-Telecommunication at the University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. He is associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and just completed a four-year term as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing. Dr. O'Shaughnessy's research team is currently working on voice dialogs in English and French. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Acronyms in Speech Communications.

Important Developments in Speech Communications.

Introduction.

Review of Mathematics for Speech Processing.

Speech Production and Acoustic Phonetics.

Hearing.

Speech Perception.

Speech Analysis.

Coding of Speech Signals.

Speech Enhancement.

Speech Synthesis.

Automatic Speech Recognition.

Speaker Recognition.

Appendix: Computer Sites for Help on Speech Communication.

References.

Index.

About the Author.

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