Speech Processing in the Auditory System / Edition 1

Speech Processing in the Auditory System / Edition 1

by Steven Greenberg, William A. Ainsworth, Richard R. Fay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387005900

ISBN-13: 9780387005904

Pub. Date: 01/08/2004

Publisher: Springer New York

Although speech is the primary behavioral medium by which humans communicate, its auditory basis is poorly understood, having profound implications on efforts to ameliorate the behavioral consequences of hearing impairment and on the development of robust algorithms for computer speech recognition. In this volume, the authors provide an up-to-date synthesis of

Overview

Although speech is the primary behavioral medium by which humans communicate, its auditory basis is poorly understood, having profound implications on efforts to ameliorate the behavioral consequences of hearing impairment and on the development of robust algorithms for computer speech recognition. In this volume, the authors provide an up-to-date synthesis of recent research in the area of speech processing in the auditory system, bringing together a diverse range 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. As a comprehensive review of speech's auditory basis, this book will interest physiologists, anatomists, psychologists, phoneticians, computer scientists, biomedical and electrical engineers, and clinicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387005904
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/08/2004
Series:
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series , #18
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
477
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Series Prefacevii
Prefaceix
Contributorsxiii
Chapter 1Speech Processing in the Auditory System: An Overview1
Chapter 2The Analysis and Representation of Speech63
Chapter 3Explaining the Structure of Feature and Phoneme Inventories: The Role of Auditory Distinctiveness101
Chapter 4Physiological Representations of Speech163
Chapter 5The Perception of Speech Under Adverse Conditions231
Chapter 6Automatic Speech Recognition: An Auditory Perspective309
Chapter 7Hearing Aids and Hearing Impairment339
Chapter 8Cochlear Implants422
Index463

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