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All books of the series SpringerBriefs in Speech Technology

2018 | Book

Advance Compression and Watermarking Technique for Speech Signals

This book introduces methods for copyright protection and compression for speech signals. The first method introduces copyright protection of speech signal using watermarking; the second introduces compression of the speech signal using …

2018 | Book

Application of Wavelets in Speech Processing

This new edition provides an updated and enhanced survey on employing wavelets analysis in an array of applications of speech processing. The author presents updated developments in topics such as; speech enhancement, noise suppression, spectral …

2018 | Book

Direction of Arrival Estimation and Localization of Multi-Speech Sources

This book presents research and applications on arrival estimation and localization in speech processing to ensure that the broad vision of the direction of arrival estimation (DOAE) / localization of speech sources is well-established. The book …

2018 | Book

Human Language Technologies for Under-Resourced African Languages

Design, Challenges, and Prospects

This book provides an overview of a recent and flexible approach to speech synthesis design to develop the first statistical parametric speech synthesizer for Ibibio, a West African tonal language. The design precludes the inflexibility …

2017 | Book

An Introduction to Silent Speech Interfaces

This book provides a broad and comprehensive overview of the existing technical approaches in the area of silent speech interfaces (SSI), both in theory and in application. Each technique is described in the context of the human speech production …

2017 | Book

Language Modeling for Automatic Speech Recognition of Inflective Languages

An Applications-Oriented Approach Using Lexical Data

This book covers language modeling and automatic speech recognition for inflective languages (e.g. Slavic languages), which represent roughly half of the languages spoken in Europe. These languages do not perform as well as English in speech …

2017 | Book

Speech Recognition Using Articulatory and Excitation Source Features

This book discusses the contribution of articulatory and excitation source information in discriminating sound units. The authors focus on excitation source component of speech -- and the dynamics of various articulators during speech production …

2016 | Book

Emotion, Affect and Personality in Speech

The Bias of Language and Paralanguage

This book explores the various categories of speech variation and works to draw a line between linguistic and paralinguistic phenomenon of speech. Paralinguistic contrast is crucial to human speech but has proven to be one of the most difficult

2016 | Book

Building Dialogue POMDPs from Expert Dialogues

An end-to-end approach

This book focuses on how to apply network coding at different layers in wireless networks – including physical layer, media access control (MAC) layer, network layer, transport layer. It investigates a physical layer wireless network coding

2016 | Book

Metaheuristic Applications to Speech Enhancement

This book serves as a basic reference for those interested in the application of metaheuristics to speech enhancement. The major goal of the book is to explain the basic concepts of optimization methods and their use in heuristic optimization in …

2015 | Book

Ultra Low Bit-Rate Speech Coding

"Ultra Low Bit-Rate Speech Coding" focuses on the specialized topic of speech coding at very low bit-rates of 1 Kbits/sec and less, particularly at the lower ends of this range, down to 100 bps. The authors set forth the fundamental results and tr

2015 | Book

Advances in Audio Watermarking Based on Singular Value Decomposition

This book introduces audio watermarking methods for copyright protection, which has drawn extensive attention for securing digital data from unauthorized copying. The book is divided into two parts. First, an audio watermarking method in discrete

2015 | Book

Acoustic Modeling for Emotion Recognition

This book presents state of art research in speech emotion recognition. Readers are first presented with basic research and applications – gradually more advance information is provided, giving readers comprehensive guidance for classify emotions th

2015 | Book

Advanced Applications of Natural Language Processing for Performing Information Extraction

This book explains how can be created information extraction (IE) applications that are able to tap the vast amount of relevant information available in natural language sources: Internet pages, official documents such as laws and regulations, boo

2015 | Book

Language Identification Using Spectral and Prosodic Features

This book discusses the impact of spectral features extracted from frame level, glottal closure regions, and pitch-synchronous analysis on the performance of language identification systems. In addition to spectral features, the authors explore proso

2015 | Book

Language Identification Using Excitation Source Features

This book discusses the contribution of excitation source information in discriminating language. The authors focus on the excitation source component of speech for enhancement of language identification (LID) performance. Language specific features

2014 | Book

Application of Wavelets in Speech Processing

This book provides a survey on wide-spread of employing wavelets analysis in different applications of speech processing. The author examines development and research in different applications of speech processing. The book also summarizes the state

2014 | Book

Speech Processing in Mobile Environments

This book focuses on speech processing in the presence of low-bit rate coding and varying background environments. The methods presented in the book exploit the speech events which are robust in noisy environments. Accurate estimation of these crucia

2014 | Book

Robust Speaker Recognition in Noisy Environments

This book discusses speaker recognition methods to deal with realistic variable noisy environments. The text covers authentication systems for; robust noisy background environments, functions in real time and incorporated in mobile devices. The book

2013 | Book

New Perspectives on Computational and Cognitive Strategies for Word Sense Disambiguation

Cognitive and Computational Strategies for Word Sense Disambiguation examines cognitive strategies by humans and computational strategies by machines, for WSD in parallel.

Focusing on a psychologically valid property of words and se