The Integration of Phonetic Knowledge in Speech Technology

  • William J. Barry
  • Wim A. van Dommelen

Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. William J. Barry, Wim A. Van Dommelen, Jacques Koreman
    Pages 1-12
  3. Julie Carson-Berndsen, Michael Walsh
    Pages 45-66
  4. Guillaume Gravier, Francois Yvon, Bruno Jacob, Frédéric Bimbot
    Pages 87-106
  5. Steven Greenberg
    Pages 107-131
  6. Moisés Pastor, Francisco Casacuberta
    Pages 133-148
  7. Jan P. H. van Santen
    Pages 149-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-182

About this book


Continued progress in Speech Technology in the face of ever-increasing demands on the performance levels of applications is a challenge to the whole speech and language science community. Robust recognition and understanding of spontaneous speech in varied environments, good comprehensibility and naturalness of expressive speech synthesis are goals that cannot be achieved without a change of paradigm. This book argues for interdisciplinary communication and cooperation in problem-solving in general, and discusses the interaction between speech and language engineering and phonetics in particular. With a number of reports on innovative speech technology research as well as more theoretical discussions, it addresses the practical, scientific and sometimes the philosophical problems that stand in the way of cross-disciplinary collaboration and illuminates some of the many possible ways forward.

Audience: Researchers and professionals in speech technology and computational linguists.


Klang linguists phonetics speech recognition speech synthesis transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • William J. Barry
    • 1
  • Wim A. van Dommelen
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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