Speech and Language Engineering: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Speech and Language Engineering

1st Edition

By Martin Rajman, Vincenzo Pallota

EPFL Press

350 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780824722197
pub: 2007-04-20

FREE Standard Shipping!


With the rapid growth of the language and speech industry, there is an increasing need for specialists able to work on multi-disciplinary projects combining elements of speech processing, natural language processing, and computer science. A unique text, Speech and Language Engineering builds the theoretical and practical background required for efficient teamwork in modern language and speech engineering. It provides an extensive introduction to the major areas of speech and language technology. Strengthening inter-disciplinary connections, it includes lectures on speech signal processing, speech and speaker recognition, and natural language processing, applications, and linguistic training for language and speech engineers.

The authors move from acoustic signal processing to pragmatics, traversing all the important aspects of speech and language processing such as phonetics, morphology, syntax, and semantics. They have purposefully designed the book to integrate the common thread that runs through the general principles of engineering sciences. The volume exemplifies an emerging methodology that is a key issue in the rational design of efficient and robust language-based computer applications. While engineering rigor is guaranteed in all chapters, the authors highlight the intuitive aspects of technical details. The contributions from acknowledged experts in the relevant sub-disciplines make this book a synthesis and distillation of knowledge into a coherent presentation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Linguistic background for NLP, E. Wehrli

Linguistic models for parsing and generation, E. Wehrli

Introduction to semantics, J. Moeschler

Introduction to pragmatics, J. Moeschler

Chapter 2

Digital signal processing, J.-P. Thiran and M. Kunt

Speech signal modeling and analysis, H. Hermansky

State-of-the-art speech coding techniques and standards, A. Drygajlo

Chapter 3

Morpho-lexical processing and Part-of-Speech tagging, J.-C. Chappelier

Syntactic processing, J.-C. Chappelier

Introduction to computational semantics, V. Pallotta

Vector space semantics, M. Rajman

Lexical semantics, V. Pallotta

Chapter 4

Statistical pattern recognition and Automatic speech recognition, H. Bourlard

Speaker recognition, H. Bourlard

Speech synthesizers and automatic TTS conversion, T. Dutoit

Chapter 5

Machine Translation, M. King

Applied models for man-machine dialogue, V. Pallotta

Man-machine voice communication and speech engineering, A. Drygajlo

Multilingual NLP, E. Wehrli

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings: