With the growing impact of information technology on daily life, speech is becoming increasingly important for providing a natural means of communication between humans and machines. This extensively reworked and updated new edition of Speech Synthesis and Recognition is an easy-to-read introduction to current speech technology.
Aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduates in electronic engineering, computer science and information technology, the book is also relevant to professional engineers who need to understand enough about speech technology to be able to apply it successfully and to work effectively with speech experts. No advanced mathematical ability is required and no specialist prior knowledge of phonetics or of the properties of speech signals is assumed.
Human Speech Communication. Mechanisms and Models of Human Speech Production. Mechanisms and Models of the Human Auditory System. Digital Coding of Speech. Message Synthesis from Stored Human Speech Components. Phonetic Synthesis by Rule. Speech Synthesis from Textural or Conceptual Input. Introduction to Automatic Speech Recognition: Template Matching. Introduction to Stochastic Modeling. Practical Techniques for Improving Speech Recognition and Performance. Automatic Speech Recognition for Large Vocabularies. Speaker Recognition and other Para-linguistic Technologies. Applications and Performance of Current Technology. Future Research Directions in Speech Synthesis and Recognition. Further Reading: Human Auditory System; Digital Coding of Speech; Phonetics Synthesis by Rule: Introduction Automatic Speech Recognition; Future Research Directions in Speech Synthesis and Recognition.