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Speech Technology

Theory and Applications

  • Fang Chen
  • Kristiina Jokinen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. David Suendermann, Harald Höge, Alan Black
    Pages 19-32
  3. Kristiina Jokinen
    Pages 33-60
  4. Julia Hirschberg
    Pages 79-88
  5. Elisabeth André, Catherine Pelachaud
    Pages 123-149
  6. Farzad Ehsani, Robert Frederking, Manny Rayner, Pierrette Bouillon
    Pages 167-193
  7. Fang Chen, Ing-Marie Jonsson, Jessica Villing, Staffan Larsson
    Pages 195-219
  8. Manny Rayner, Beth Ann Hockey, Jean-Michel Renders, Nikos Chatzichrisafis, Kim Farrell
    Pages 221-250
  9. Sebastian Möller
    Pages C1-C1
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 323-331

About this book


In recent years, spoken language research has successfully developed several practical applications, as well as brought forward advanced novel topics to investigate further. Speech Technology: Theory and Applications collects interesting research and development results and provides an overview of selected challenges still to be resolved. The book is organized along two main themes: research on enabling technology and applications that exemplify the use of this technology. Each chapter is an independent review of a specific topic, covering research problems and possible solutions. The basic technology development covers areas such as automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis, spoken dialogue systems and dialogue modeling, expressive speech synthesis, emotions and affective computing, multimodal communication and animated agents. The applications include speech translation, in-car, space, and military applications as well as those for special user groups. Discussion of general evaluation methodologies is also included. Speech Technology: Theory and Applications should be a useful reference for researchers, engineers and students in the field of speech technology.


Affective Computing Chen Design Information Jokinen Speech Technology Usability User Experience communication in-vehicle information system language speech processing speech recognition speech synthesis spoken dialogue system

Editors and affiliations

  • Fang Chen
    • 1
  • Kristiina Jokinen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computing Science & EngineeringChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Speech SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

About the editors

Dr. Chen is an associate professor at the Computing Science Department, Chalmers
University of Sweden. She has been working in Human Factors and Ergonomics
research for over 20 years and has published over 20 papers in the cognitive science
specially related to speech technology application. Chen has over 20 years teaching and
research experience on ergonomics, human factors and human-computer interaction.
She has been teaching on human cognition, human-computer interaction, usability and
user-centered design, and research methodology in undergraduate and graduate level. In
the past 8 years, her research interests in focused on speech and multimodal interaction
design in different applications.

Dr. Jokinen is a Professor of Language Technology at the University of Helsinki. She
has played a leading role in several academic and industrial research projects
concerning spoken dialogue systems, cooperative communication, adaptation, and
multimodality. She has published a large number of articles and papers, organized many
workshops in major international workshops, and given several invited talks and
seminars. She is the secretary of the SIGDial, the ISCA/ACL Special Interest Group for
Discourse and Dialogue.

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