Skip to main content

Distributed for EPFL Press

Speech and Language Engineering

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.

586 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2

View all books from EPFL Press

Table of Contents

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

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press