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Speech Processing in Modern Communication

Challenges and Perspectives

  • Israel Cohen
  • Jacob Benesty
  • Sharon Gannot

Part of the Springer Topics in Signal Processing book series (STSP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Constantin Paleologu, Jacob Benesty, Silviu Ciochină
    Pages 89-125
  3. Takuya Yoshioka, Tomohiro Nakatani, Keisuke Kinoshita, Masato Miyoshi
    Pages 151-182
  4. Raphaël Blouet, Israel Cohen
    Pages 183-198
  5. Jacek P. Dmochowski, Jacob Benesty
    Pages 199-223
  6. Emanuël A. P. Habets, Jacob Benesty, Sharon Gannot, Israel Cohen
    Pages 225-254
  7. Shmulik Markovich, Sharon Gannot, Israel Cohen
    Pages 255-279
  8. Boaz Rafaely, Yotam Peled, Morag Agmon, Dima Khaykin, Etan Fisher
    Pages 281-305
  9. Jacek P. Dmochowski, Jacob Benesty
    Pages 307-337
  10. Back Matter

About this book


More and more devices for human-to-human and human-to-machine communications require some sophisticated algorithms. This is due to the fact that the acoustic environment in which we live in and communicate is extremely challenging. More than ever, the fundamental problems of acoustic echo cancellation, interference and noise suppression, and dereverberation need to be tackled rigorously.

Researchers from diverse fields of speech processing contributed chapters addressing their specific topic of study, where research is very active. The topics include:

  • speech enhancement in transient-noise and reverberant environments,
  • single-channel blind source separation of speech and music signals,
  • acoustic echo cancellation in double-talk scenarios,
  • linear and nonlinear system identification in the short-time Fourier transform domain for acoustic echo cancellation,
  • identification of the relative transfer function between sensors for beamforming in reverberant environments,
  • microphone arrays in noisy reverberant environments,
  • beamforming methods for spherical microphone arrays, and
  • broadband source localization.

This book has been edited for engineers, researchers, and graduate students who work on speech processing for communication applications. We hope that the readers will find many new and interesting concepts that are presented in this text useful and inspiring.


Acoustic Echo Cancellation Beamforming Dereverberation Fourier transform Signal Speech Enhancement adaptive Filter communication detection filters model speech processing speech recognition system identification telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Israel Cohen
    • 1
  • Jacob Benesty
    • 2
  • Sharon Gannot
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Electrical EngineeringTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifa Technion CityIsrael
  2. 2.Inst. National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)Université de QuebecMontrealCanada
  3. 3.School of EngineeringBar-Ilan UniversityIsrael

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From the reviews:

“The book, Speech Processing in Modern Communication: Challenges and Perspectives, contains twelve self-contained articles, which cover the … topics well. … a good reference for graduate students as well as industrial engineers in the area of speech processing.” (Shie Qian, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 17 (1), 2012)