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Mathematical Models for Speech Technology Hardcover – March 4, 2005

ISBN-13: 072-3812014385 ISBN-10: 0470844078 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470844078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470844076
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...a succinct presentation of the most important mathematical technology of speech technology and the author's ideas for overcoming the limitations of these techniques…" (Mathematical Reviews, 2005j)

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Humans use language to convey meaningful messages to each other.Linguistic competence consists in the ability to express meaningreliably, not simply to obtain faithful lexical transcriptions.This invaluable reference tool is the product of many years'experience and research on language and speech technology. Itpresents the motivations for, intuitions behind and basicmathematical models of natural spoken language communication. Froma preliminary discussion on the physics of speech production andthe taxonomy of linguistic structure, there is a naturalprogression taking in issues of grammatical inference, automaticspeech recognition and constructive theories of language. Theauthor counterbalances theoretical explanations and illustrationswith questions of a more philosophical nature designed to highlightthe seemingly limitless future potential of speech technology.
  • Emphasizes the physics of speech production in an argumentunderpinned by mathematical models of linguistic structure.
  • Collates the formalisms and perspectives used by linguists andengineers and examines established theories, including the Markovprocess, the Chomsky hierarchy, the Miller-Nicely experiments andBaum and Baker’s experiments.
  • Contains strong sections on the current status and evolution ofArtificial Intelligence, the problem of consciousness and futureprospects for a science of the mind.
  • Illustrates all points throughout using detailed real worldexamples.
This comprehensive resource will appeal to researchers andpractitioners in the fields of mathematical linguistics and speechtechnology as well as those in the related disciplines ofpsychology, artificial intelligence, automata theory, informationtheory and philosophy.

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The author Prof. Stephen Levinson is a pioneer in speech technology. In this textbook he brings forth tremendous important mathematical theories that have been developed in the field. I'm lucky enough to take his class this semester. Not only the spirit of mathematical theories are covered, he also address all possible practical technical issues one may encounter when developing the technique. Therefore, this book has to be clearly distinguished from ordinary literature review book or journal, as the author has been worked seriously in this area ever since sometime around 70s, and this is indeed his precious personal experience.
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