Speech Processing in the Auditory System / Edition 1

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Although speech is the primary behavioral medium by which humans communicate, its auditory basis is poorly understood, having profound implications for efforts to ameliorate the behavioral consequences of hearing impairment and the development of robust algorithms for computer speech recognition. In this volume the editors provide an up-to-date synthesis of recent research in the area of speech processing in the auditory system, bringing together a diverse group of scientists to present the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective. Of particular concern is the ability to understand speech in uncertain, potentially adverse acoustic environments, currently the bane of both hearing-aid and speech-recognition technology. There is increasing evidence that the perceptual stability characteristic of speech understanding is due, at least in part, to elegant transformations of the acoustic signal performed by auditory mechanisms. Such knowledge should prove of critical importance for developing effective technology for future-generation speech recognition and auditory prosthetic applications. As a comprehensive review of speech's auditory basis, this book will be of interest to speech scientists, physiologists, anatomists, psychologists, phoneticians, clinicians, physicists, computer scientists, as well as biomedical and electrical engineers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387005904
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/8/2004
  • Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series , #18
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 477
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Ch. 1 Speech Processing in the Auditory System: An Overview 1
Ch. 2 The Analysis and Representation of Speech 63
Ch. 3 Explaining the Structure of Feature and Phoneme Inventories: The Role of Auditory Distinctiveness 101
Ch. 4 Physiological Representations of Speech 163
Ch. 5 The Perception of Speech Under Adverse Conditions 231
Ch. 6 Automatic Speech Recognition: An Auditory Perspective 309
Ch. 7 Hearing Aids and Hearing Impairment 339
Ch. 8 Cochlear Implants 422
Index 463
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