From the reviews:
"This massive volume contains 53 chapters and covers just about all aspects of the field of speech processing. … The editors are commended for producing a valuable tool in the understanding of speech and speech synthesis/recognition. The book is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of researchers, speech scientists, and engineers." (Richard J. Peppin, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 13 (1), 2008)
“This book is a comprehensive overview of most of the major topics associated with speech processing written by the most renowned authors in each topic. The book is well structured with a clearly organized topics. It is intended for use by the researcher … . book is organized in nine sections that cover all current speech applications. … In conclusion, I would highly recommend that anyone interested in speech processing have a copy of this encyclopaedic work.” (Eduardo López Gonsalo, The Phonetician, Vol. I-II (97/98), 2008)
From the Back Cover
From common consumer products such as cell phones and MP3 players to more sophisticated projects such as human-machine interfaces and responsive robots, speech technologies are now everywhere. Many think that it is just a matter of time before more applications of the science of speech become inescapable in our daily life. This handbook is meant to play a fundamental role for sustainable progress in speech research and development. Springer Handbook of Speech Processing targets three categories of readers: graduate students, professors and active researchers in academia and research labs, and engineers in industry who need to understand or implement some specific algorithms for their speech-related products. The handbook could also be used as a sourcebook for one or more graduate courses on signal processing for speech and different aspects of speech processing and applications. A quickly accessible source of application-oriented, authoritative and comprehensive information about these technologies, it combines the established knowledge derived from research in such fast evolving disciplines as Signal Processing and Communications, Acoustics, Computer Science and Linguistics.