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Audio Processing and Speech Recognition

Author : Soumya Sen
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This book offers an overview of audio processing, including the latest advances in the methodologies used in audio processing and speech recognition. First, it discusses the importance of audio indexing and classical information retrieval problem and presents two major indexing techniques, namely Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition (LVCSR) and Phonetic Search. It then offers brief insights into the human speech production system and its modeling, which are required to produce artificial speech. It also discusses various components of an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system. Describing the chronological developments in ASR systems, and briefly examining the statistical models used in ASR as well as the related mathematical deductions, the book summarizes a number of state-of-the-art classification techniques and their application in audio/speech classification. By providing insights into various aspects of audio/speech processing and speech recognition, this book appeals a wide audience, from researchers and postgraduate students to those new to the field.

Speech and Audio Signal Processing

Author : Ben Gold
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When Speech and Audio Signal Processing published in 1999,it stood out from its competition in its breadth of coverage andits accessible, intutiont-based style. This book was aimed atindividual students and engineers excited about the broad span ofaudio processing and curious to understand the availabletechniques. Since then, with the advent of the iPod in 2001,the field of digital audio and music has exploded, leading to amuch greater interest in the technical aspects of audioprocessing. This Second Edition will update and revise the originalbook to augment it with new material describing both the enablingtechnologies of digital music distribution (most significantly theMP3) and a range of exciting new research areas in automatic musiccontent processing (such as automatic transcription, musicsimilarity, etc.) that have emerged in the past five years, drivenby the digital music revolution. New chapter topics include: Psychoacoustic Audio Coding, describing MP3 and relatedaudio coding schemes based on psychoacoustic masking ofquantization noise Music Transcription, including automatically derivingnotes, beats, and chords from music signals. Music Information Retrieval, primarily focusing onaudio-based genre classification, artist/style identification, andsimilarity estimation. Audio Source Separation, including multi-microphonebeamforming, blind source separation, and the perception-inspiredtechniques usually referred to as Computational Auditory SceneAnalysis (CASA).

Speech and Audio Processing for Coding Enhancement and Recognition

Author : Tokunbo Ogunfunmi
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This book describes the basic principles underlying the generation, coding, transmission and enhancement of speech and audio signals, including advanced statistical and machine learning techniques for speech and speaker recognition with an overview of the key innovations in these areas. Key research undertaken in speech coding, speech enhancement, speech recognition, emotion recognition and speaker diarization are also presented, along with recent advances and new paradigms in these areas.

Recent Advances in Robust Speech Recognition Technology

Author : Javier Ramírez
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This E-book is a collection of articles that describe advances in speech recognition technology. Robustness in speech recognition refers to the need to maintain high speech recognition accuracy even when the quality of the input speech is degraded, or when the acoustical, articulate, or phonetic characteristics of speech in the training and testing environments differ. Obstacles to robust recognition include acoustical degradations produced by additive noise, the effects of linear filtering, nonlinearities in transduction or transmission, as well as impulsive interfering sources, and diminished accuracy caused by changes in articulation produced by the presence of high-intensity noise sources. Although progress over the past decade has been impressive, there are significant obstacles to overcome before speech recognition systems can reach their full potential. Automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems must be robust to all levels, so that they can handle background or channel noise, the occurrence on unfamiliar words, new accents, new users, or unanticipated inputs. They must exhibit more 'intelligence' and integrate speech with other modalities, deriving the user's intent by combining speech with facial expressions, eye movements, gestures, and other input features, and communicating back to the user through multimedia responses. Therefore, as speech recognition technology is transferred from the laboratory to the marketplace, robustness in recognition becomes increasingly significant. This E-book should be useful to computer engineers interested in recent developments in speech recognition technology.

SPEECH AND AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING PROCESSING AND PERCEPTION OF SPEECH AND MUSIC

Author : Ben Gold & Nelson Morgan
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Market_Desc: Professionals in the fields of ASR and speaker recognition, speech bandwidth compression, speech analysis and synthesis, and music analysis and synthesis Special Features: · Provides a top-level summary of speech and music processing from a historical perspective.· Introduce brief and selected introduction, when necessary, to mathematical concepts such as difference equation or probability dense functions. About The Book: Speech and music are the most basic means of adult human communication. As technology advances and increasingly sophisticated tools become available to use with speech and music signals, scientists can study these sounds more effectively, and invent new ways of applying them for the benefit of humankind. This text includes coverage of the physiology and psychoacoustics of hearing as well as the results from research on pitch and speech perception, vocoding methods and information on many aspects of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems. The authors have made use of their own research in these fields, as well as the methods and results of many other contributors.

Speech and Audio Processing

Author : Ian McLoughlin
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An accessible introduction to speech and audio processing with numerous practical illustrations, exercises, and hands-on MATLAB examples.

Speech and Audio Signal Processing

Author : A.R. JAYAN
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This book is primarily intended for the undergraduate students of electronics and communication engineering and audiology. The objective of the book is to give a hands-on experience in speech and audio signal processing, starting from the recording process to the much involved signal processing aspects. The book gives a minimal treatment for the theoretical aspects. More importance is given to the experimental method for understanding the subject by doing simple experiments using Octave/Matlab, universally accepted platforms for signal processing.KEY FEATURES • Brief theoretical description fosters ability to understand the process of human speech production and perception. • Illustrative examples give hands-on experience in application development. • Exercises and problems develop skills on problem solving and assessment of level of understanding.

Audio and Speech Processing with MATLAB

Author : Paul Hill
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Speech and audio processing has undergone a revolution in preceding decades that has accelerated in the last few years generating game-changing technologies such as truly successful speech recognition systems; a goal that had remained out of reach until very recently. This book gives the reader a comprehensive overview of such contemporary speech and audio processing techniques with an emphasis on practical implementations and illustrations using MATLAB code. Core concepts are firstly covered giving an introduction to the physics of audio and vibration together with their representations using complex numbers, Z transforms and frequency analysis transforms such as the FFT. Later chapters give a description of the human auditory system and the fundamentals of psychoacoustics. Insights, results, and analyses given in these chapters are subsequently used as the basis of understanding of the middle section of the book covering: wideband audio compression (MP3 audio etc.), speech recognition and speech coding. The final chapter covers musical synthesis and applications describing methods such as (and giving MATLAB examples of) AM, FM and ring modulation techniques. This chapter gives a final example of the use of time-frequency modification to implement a so-called phase vocoder for time stretching (in MATLAB). Features A comprehensive overview of contemporary speech and audio processing techniques from perceptual and physical acoustic models to a thorough background in relevant digital signal processing techniques together with an exploration of speech and audio applications. A carefully paced progression of complexity of the described methods; building, in many cases, from first principles. Speech and wideband audio coding together with a description of associated standardised codecs (e.g. MP3, AAC and GSM). Speech recognition: Feature extraction (e.g. MFCC features), Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) and deep learning techniques such as Long Short-Time Memory (LSTM) methods. Book and computer-based problems at the end of each chapter. Contains numerous real-world examples backed up by many MATLAB functions and code.

Applied Speech and Audio Processing

Author : Ian McLoughlin
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This hands-on, one-stop resource describes the key techniques of speech and audio processing illustrated with extensive MATLAB examples.

Automatic Speech Recognition on Mobile Devices and over Communication Networks

Author : Zheng-Hua Tan
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The advances in computing and networking have sparked an enormous interest in deploying automatic speech recognition on mobile devices and over communication networks. This book brings together academic researchers and industrial practitioners to address the issues in this emerging realm and presents the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the subject of speech recognition in devices and networks. It covers network, distributed and embedded speech recognition systems.

Advances in Audio and Speech Signal Processing Technologies and Applications

Author : Perez-Meana, Hector
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"This book provides a comprehensive approach of signal processing tools regarding the enhancement, recognition, and protection of speech and audio signals. It offers researchers and practitioners the information they need to develop and implement efficient signal processing algorithms in the enhancement field"--Provided by publisher.

Speech and Audio Processing in Adverse Environments

Author : Eberhard Hänsler
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Users of signal processing systems are never satis?ed with the system they currently use. They are constantly asking for higher quality, faster perf- mance, more comfort and lower prices. Researchers and developers should be appreciative for this attitude. It justi?es their constant e?ort for improved systems. Better knowledge about biological and physical interrelations c- ing along with more powerful technologies are their engines on the endless road to perfect systems. This book is an impressive image of this process. After “Acoustic Echo 1 and Noise Control” published in 2004 many new results lead to “Topics in 2 Acoustic Echo and Noise Control” edited in 2006 . Today – in 2008 – even morenew?ndingsandsystemscouldbecollectedinthisbook.Comparingthe contributions in both edited volumes progress in knowledge and technology becomesclearlyvisible:Blindmethodsandmultiinputsystemsreplace“h- ble” low complexity systems. The functionality of new systems is less and less limited by the processing power available under economic constraints. The editors have to thank all the authors for their contributions. They cooperated readily in our e?ort to unify the layout of the chapters, the ter- nology, and the symbols used. It was a pleasure to work with all of them. Furthermore, it is the editors concern to thank Christoph Baumann and the Springer Publishing Company for the encouragement and help in publi- ing this book.

Computer Speech

Author : Manfred R. Schroeder
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New material treats such contemporary subjects as automatic speech recognition and speaker verification for banking by computer and privileged (medical, military, diplomatic) information and control access. The book also focuses on speech and audio compression for mobile communication and the Internet. The importance of subjective quality criteria is stressed. The book also contains introductions to human monaural and binaural hearing, and the basic concepts of signal analysis. Beyond speech processing, this revised and extended new edition of Computer Speech gives an overview of natural language technology and presents the nuts and bolts of state-of-the-art speech dialogue systems.

The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences

Author : William J. Hardcastle
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences provides an authoritative account of the key topics in both theoretical and applied areas of speech communication, written by an international team of leading scholars and practitioners. Combines new and influential research, along with articulate overviews of the key topics in theoretical and applied areas of speech communication Accessibly structured into five major sections covering: experimental phonetics; biological perspectives; modelling speech production and perception; linguistic phonetics; and speech technology Includes nine entirely new chapters on topics such as phonetic notation and sociophonetics, speech technology, biological perspectives, and prosody A streamlined and re-oriented structure brings all contributions up-to-date with the latest research, whilst maintaining the features that made the first edition so useful

Speech Audio Image and Biomedical Signal Processing using Neural Networks

Author : Bhanu Prasad
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Humans are remarkable in processing speech, audio, image and some biomedical signals. Artificial neural networks are proved to be successful in performing several cognitive, industrial and scientific tasks. This peer reviewed book presents some recent advances and surveys on the applications of artificial neural networks in the areas of speech, audio, image and biomedical signal processing. It chapters are prepared by some reputed researchers and practitioners around the globe.

Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing

Author : Wu Chou
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Over the last 20 years, approaches to designing speech and language processing algorithms have moved from methods based on linguistics and speech science to data-driven pattern recognition techniques. These techniques have been the focus of intense, fast-moving research and have contributed to significant advances in this field. Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing offers a systematic, up-to-date presentation of these recent developments. It begins with the fundamentals and recent theoretical advances in pattern recognition, with emphasis on classifier design criteria and optimization procedures. The focus then shifts to the application of these techniques to speech processing, with chapters exploring advances in applying pattern recognition to real speech and audio processing systems. The final section of the book examines topics related to pattern recognition in language processing: topics that represent promising new trends with direct impact on information processing systems for the Web, broadcast news, and other content-rich information resources. Each self-contained chapter includes figures, tables, diagrams, and references. The collective effort of experts at the forefront of the field, Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing offers in-depth, insightful discussions on new developments and contains a wealth of information integral to the further development of human-machine communications.

Human Factors and Voice Interactive Systems

Author : Daryle Gardner-Bonneau
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The second edition of Human Factors and Voice Interactive Systems, in addition to updating chapters from the first edition, adds in-depth information on current topics of major interest to speech application developers. These topics include use of speech technologies in automobiles, speech in mobile phones, natural language dialogue issues in speech application design, and the human factors design, testing, and evaluation of interactive voice response (IVR) applications.

Springer Handbook of Speech Processing

Author : Jacob Benesty
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This handbook plays a fundamental role in sustainable progress in speech research and development. With an accessible format and with accompanying DVD-Rom, it targets three categories of readers: graduate students, professors and active researchers in academia, and engineers in industry who need to understand or implement some specific algorithms for their speech-related products. It is a superb source of application-oriented, authoritative and comprehensive information about these technologies, this work combines the established knowledge derived from research in such fast evolving disciplines as Signal Processing and Communications, Acoustics, Computer Science and Linguistics.

The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Author : M. Gareth Gaskell
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The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics brings together the views of 75 leading researchers in psycholinguistics to provide a comprehensive and authoritative review of the current state of the art in psycholinguistics. With almost 50 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled.

Speech Synthesis and Recognition

Author : Wendy Holmes
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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.