Neural Networks for Vision, Speech and Natural Language

  • R. Linggard
  • D. J. Myers
  • C. Nightingale

Part of the BT Telecommunications Series book series (BTTS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction Neural Networks for Vision, Speech and Natural Language

    1. C. Nightingale, D. J. Myers, R. Linggard
      Pages 1-4
  3. Vision

  4. Speech

  5. Natural Language

  6. Implementation

    1. N. Barnes, P. Healey, P. McKee, A. W. O’Neill, M. A. Z. Rejman-Greene, E. G. Scott et al.
      Pages 330-347
  7. Architectures

    1. C. Nightingale
      Pages 349-352
    2. C. Nightingale
      Pages 353-369
    3. J. M. Bishop, P. Torr
      Pages 370-387
    4. R. Linggard
      Pages 388-409
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 439-442

About this book


This book is a collection of chapters describing work carried out as part of a large project at BT Laboratories to study the application of connectionist methods to problems in vision, speech and natural language processing. Also, since the theoretical formulation and the hardware realization of neural networks are significant tasks in themselves, these problems too were addressed. The book, therefore, is divided into five Parts, reporting results in vision, speech, natural language, hardware implementation and network architectures. The three editors of this book have, at one time or another, been involved in planning and running the connectionist project. From the outset, we were concerned to involve the academic community as widely as possible, and consequently, in its first year, over thirty university research groups were funded for small scale studies on the various topics. Co-ordinating such a widely spread project was no small task, and in order to concentrate minds and resources, sets of test problems were devised which were typical of the application areas and were difficult enough to be worthy of study. These are described in the text, and constitute one of the successes of the project.


cognition detection image processing natural language natural language processing neural networks speech processing speech synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Linggard
    • 1
  • D. J. Myers
    • 2
  • C. Nightingale
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Information SystemsUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.Broadband and Visual NetworksBT LaboratoriesMartlesham HeathUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information British Telecommunications plc 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5041-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2360-0
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