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The book will appeal to both professional engineers and students and researchers in the subject. From an introduction to the basic terminology and underlying techniques, the book moves on to demonstrate the core enabling technologies, with a broad and balanced perspective given for each topic. Subsequent chapters focus on the applications and give an insight into the process of integrating a range of speech technologies for commercial solutions to customer needs. The book concludes with a speculative review of options for the future.
Speech technology for telecommunications. Introduction to human speech production, human hearing and speech analysis. Low rate speech coding for telecommunications. Speech transmission over digital mobile radio channels. The Laureate text-to-speech system - architecture and applications. Overview of current text-to-speech techniques: Part 1 - text and linguistic analysis. Overview of current text-to-speech techniques: Part 2 - prosody and speech generation. Beyond intelligibility - the performance of text-to-speech synthesizers. The listening telephone - automating speech recognition over the PSTN. Advances in telephony-based speech recognition. Speech recognition - making it work for real. Are speech recognizers still 98% accurate, or has the time come to repeal 'Hyde's Law'? Speech enhancement. Assessing human perception. Interactive speech systems for telecommunications applications. Issues in large-vocabulary interactive speech systems. Spoken language systems - beyond prompt and response. Whither speech? - the future of telephony. Index.