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Efficient processing of speech and language is required at all levels in the design of human-computer interfaces. In this perspective, the book provides a global understanding of the required theoretical foundations, as well as practical examples of successful applications, in the area of human-language technology. The authors start from acoustic signal processing to pragmatics, covering all the important aspects of speech and language processing such as phonetics, morphology, syntax, and semantics.Throughout the volume, the reader can easily notice an emerging methodology, a key issue in the rational design of efficient and robust language-based computer applications. While engineering rigor is guaranteed in all chapters, particular care has been taken in highlighting intuitive aspects of technical details.Contributions from acknowledged experts in the relevant sub-disciplines make this book a truly unique offering in the available literature on speech and language engineering.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Author Biographies
  • Components of a Natural Language Grammar
  • Linguistic Models for Parsing and Generation
  • Introduction to Semantics
  • Introduction to Pragmatics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Speech Signal Modeling and Analysis
  • Speech Coding Techniques and Standards
  • Morpho-Lexical Processing and Part-of-Speech Tagging
  • Syntactic Processing
  • Applied Semantics
  • Multilingual Natural Language Processing
  • Automatic Speech and Speaker Recognition
  • Speech Synthesizers and Automatic Text-to-Speech Conversion
  • Translation and Technology: An Overview
  • Applied Models for Man-Machine Dialogue
  • Man-Machine Voice Communication
  • Glossary
  • Index.


Publisher: EPFL Press English Imprint

Collection: Communication Sciences

Published: 27 april 2007

Edition: 1st edition

Media: Book, eBook [PDF]

Pages count Book: 586

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 500

Format (in mm) Book: 160 x 240

Size: 14 Mo (PDF)

Weight (in grammes): 850

Language(s): English

EAN13 Book: 9782940222049

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782889140404

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