Spoken Dialogue With Computers (Signal Processing and its Applications)

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9780122090554: Spoken Dialogue With Computers (Signal Processing and its Applications)

A comprehensive reference on the exciting growth area of spoken dialogs with computers, this text describes the components of a computer-based spoken dialog system, and will prove invaluable to researchers in industry and academia working on speech communication systems and for applications developers. This state-of-the-art book reviews the complete chain from microphone to speech synthesis. It provides methods, models, and algorithms for building a working system. Renato De Mori is coauthor of each chapter ensuring coherence and homogeneity throughout the text.
Spoken Dialogs with Computers covers in detail: transducers and microphone arrays, speech analysis and transformation, acoustic modeling and model training, language modeling, and knowledge integration for automatic speech recognition (ASR). The book also presents generation of word hypotheses, speaker adaptation, robustness and telephone application, use of syntactic and semantic knowledge, speech interpretation and dialog strategies, speech generation, and software system architectures for practical implementation.

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* All the necessary methods and models are provided for building a working systems and there is clear algorithmic presentation of the important components
* A section on automatic interpretation allows the building of a database query system in spoken language
* The book will be invaluable to researchers in industry and academia working on speech communication systems and for application developers in industry

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Spoken dialogue with computers is now becoming a reality, with applications being developed in office systems, telephone services, training, and aids for the disabled. Dictation systems, using ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) technology, are already deployed in a wide range of fields.

Spoken Dialogues with Computers gives a complete state-of-the-art description of all the components of a computer-based spoken dialogue system. Experts review the complete chain in detail, from microphone to speech synthesis.

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transducers and microphone arrays
speech analysis and transformation
acoustic modelling and model training
language modelling
knowledge integration
speech synthesis

About the Author:

Renato De Mori graduated in electronic engineering from Politeuiso di Tovino, Italy. He has been active in research since 1969,and is a fellow of the IEEE. For this book he brings together developers of deployed systems and has co-authored each chapter to ensure coherence and homogeneity. Renato De Mori is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Avignon, France. He has also been a Director at the School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada for the last ten years.

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