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Speech Technology

Theory and Applications

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This is an overview of research and application of speech technologies in speech recognition technology, speech synthesis, spoken interaction, natural language understanding, speaker recognition, emotion in spoken dialogue systems, and more.


Titel: Speech Technology
Autoren/Herausgeber: Fang Chen, Kristiina Jokinen (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 2010

ISBN/EAN: 9781489998675

Seitenzahl: 331
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 551 g
Sprache: Englisch

Dr. Chen is an associate professor at the Computing Science Department, ChalmersUniversity of Sweden. She has been working in Human Factors and Ergonomicsresearch for over 20 years and has published over 20 papers in the cognitive sciencespecially related to speech technology application. Chen has over 20 years teaching andresearch experience on ergonomics, human factors and human-computer interaction.She has been teaching on human cognition, human-computer interaction, usability anduser-centered design, and research methodology in undergraduate and graduate level. Inthe past 8 years, her research interests in focused on speech and multimodal interactiondesign in different applications.
Dr. Jokinen is a Professor of Language Technology at the University of Helsinki. Shehas played a leading role in several academic and industrial research projectsconcerning spoken dialogue systems, cooperative communication, adaptation, andmultimodality. She has published a large number of articles and papers, organized manyworkshops in major international workshops, and given several invited talks andseminars. She is the secretary of the SIGDial, the ISCA/ACL Special Interest Group forDiscourse and Dialogue.

New Trends in Speech Based Interactive Systems will give an overview of the research and application of speech technologies in different areas. The basic technology development areas include: Automatic speech recognition technology, speech synthesis, spoken interaction, natural language understanding, speaker recognition, emotion in spoken dialogue systems, expressive speech synthesis, affective computing, multimodal communication, interaction technologies, and animated agents. The application areas include: in-vehicle information system and interaction, military application, other industrial applications such as for space, air traffic control, or complicated control room interaction, simulator control, etc., and application for special users and in entertainment systems. General design and usability evaluation methodologies from the user’s perspective will also be included in the book.
The overview of each technology includes: 1. The history and the development of the technology. 2. What are the hot research topics/interests in the technology? 3. What kind of mistakes/assumption that people has tried, so to avoid repeating the mistakes. 4. What can be the special interests/problems in different application areas? 5. The trend of the technical development in the coming few years.
The overview of each application area includes: 1. The history of the application studies. 2. What kind of speech technologies are interested in the application. 3. The analysis of the factors that affect the real-time application. 4. What can be the possible usability requirements and interaction design problems? 5. The trend of the research focus in the coming few years.
One of the special characteristics of the book is that the authors will not just present their own research work, but take a broad view of the multiple research areas and take the multidisciplinary approach to the topics. One of the goals in this book is to emphasize the application. User experience, human factors and usability issues are the focus in this book. - Newsletter
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