Speech Technology: Theory and Applications / Edition 1

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This book gives an overview of the research and application of speech technologies in different areas. One of the special characteristics of the book is that the authors take a broad view of the multiple research areas and take the multidisciplinary approach to the topics. One of the goals in this book is to emphasize the application. User experience, human factors and usability issues are the focus in this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387738185
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/22/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 331
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Chen is an associate professor at the Computing Science Department, Chalmers
University of Sweden. She has been working in Human Factors and Ergonomics
research for over 20 years and has published over 20 papers in the cognitive science
specially related to speech technology application. Chen has over 20 years teaching and
research experience on ergonomics, human factors and human-computer interaction.
She has been teaching on human cognition, human-computer interaction, usability and
user-centered design, and research methodology in undergraduate and graduate level. In
the past 8 years, her research interests in focused on speech and multimodal interaction
design in different applications.

Dr. Jokinen is a Professor of Language Technology at the University of Helsinki. She
has played a leading role in several academic and industrial research projects
concerning spoken dialogue systems, cooperative communication, adaptation, and
multimodality. She has published a large number of articles and papers, organized many
workshops in major international workshops, and given several invited talks and
seminars. She is the secretary of the SIGDial, the ISCA/ACL Special Interest Group for
Discourse and Dialogue.

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Table of Contents

1 History and Development of Speech Recognition 1

2 Challenges in Speech Synthesis Sadaoki Furui Furui, Sadaoki 19

3 Spoken Language Dialogue Models Alan Black Black, Alan 33

4 The Industry of Spoken-Dialog Systems and the Third Generation of Interactive Applications Kristiina Jokinen Jokinen, Kristiina 61

5 Deceptive Speech: Clues from Spoken Language Roberto Pieraccini Pieraccini, Roberto 79

6 Cognitive Approaches to Spoken Language Technology Julia Hirschberg Hirschberg, Julia 89

7 Expressive Speech Processing and Prosody Engineering: An Illustrated Essay on the Fragmented Nature of Real Interactive Speech Roger K. Moore Moore, Roger K. 105

8 Interacting with Embodied Conversational Agents Nick Campbell Campbell, Nick 123

9 Multimodal Information Processing for Affective Computing Catherine Pelachaud Pelachaud, Catherine 151

10 Spoken Language Translation Jianhua Tao Tao, Jianhua 167

11 Application of Speech Technology in Vehicles Pierrette Bouillon Bouillon, Pierrette 195

12 Spoken Dialogue Application in Space: The Clarissa Procedure Browser Staffan Larsson Larsson, Staffan 221

13 Military Applications: Human Factors Aspects of Speech-Based Systems Kim Farrell Farrell, Kim 251

14 Accessibility and Design for All Solutions Through Speech Technology Ellen Haas Haas, Ellen 271

15 Assessment and Evaluation of Speech-Based Interactive Systems: From Manual Annotation to Automatic Usability Evaluation Diamantino Freitas Freitas, Diamantino 301

Index Sebastian Mîller Mîller, Sebastian 323

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