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Introducing Speech and Language Processing

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  • Date Published: April 2005
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521823654

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  • Assuming knowledge of only the very basics of linguistics, this major new textbook provides a concise and accessible introduction to speech and language processing. Students are introduced to topics such as digital signal processing, speech analysis and synthesis, finite-state machines, automatic speech recognition, parsing and probabilistic grammars, and are shown from a very elementary level how to work with two programming languages, C and Prolog.

    • Written for readers with a non-technical background, thus introducing them to technical concepts from scratch
    • Comes complete with all the software needed
    • Provides a solid foundation for further study in speech and language processing
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    'An excellent book for beginners in linguistics and speech science with PC experience but no programming knowledge.' Yoshinori Sagisaka, GITI Waseda University, Japan, and Editor-in-Chief, Speech Communication

    'In conclusion, Coleman has produced an excellent textbook and one which will be extremely valuable to many students and teachers since it does a great deal to render accessible an area which is usually only covered by much more technical works.' Journal of the International Phonetic Association

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521823654
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 179 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.807kg
    • contains: 25 tables 39 exercises
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Sounds and numbers
    3. Digital filters and resonators
    4. Frequency analysis and linear predictive coding
    5. Finite state machines
    6. Introduction to speech recognition techniques
    7. Probabilistic finite-state models
    8. Parsing
    9. Using probabilistic grammars.

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    John Coleman, University of Oxford
    John Coleman is Director of the Phonetics Laboratory and Reader in Phonetics at Oxford University.

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