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Speech Processing in Mobile Environments [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Nov. 27, 2016
Speech Processing in Mobile Environments  [Repost]

Speech Processing in Mobile Environments by K. Sreenivasa Rao
English | 28 Feb. 2014 | ISBN: 3319031155 | 129 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

This book focuses on speech processing in the presence of low-bit rate coding and varying background environments. The methods presented in the book exploit the speech events which are robust in noisy environments.

Free Speech and Human Dignity  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rexT at July 9, 2009
Free Speech and Human Dignity

Free Speech and Human Dignity
Steven J. Heyman | ISBN: 0300114869 | PDF | 318 pages | 2008 | 6 MB

Debates over hate speech, pornography, and other sorts of controversial speech raise issues that go to the core of the First Amendment. Supporters of regulation argue that these forms of expression cause serious injury to individuals and groups, assaulting their dignity as human beings and citizens. Civil libertarians respond that our commitment to free speech is measured by our willingness to protect it, even when it causes harm or offends our deepest values.

In this important book, Steven J. Heyman presents a theory of the First Amendment that seeks to overcome the conflict between free speech and human dignity. This liberal humanist theory recognizes a strong right to freedom of expression while also providing protection against the most serious forms of assaultive speech. Heyman then uses the theory to illuminate a wide range of contemporary disputes, from flag burning and antiabortion demonstrations to pornography and hate speech.

Speech Processing in the Auditory System  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by innofidelity at May 16, 2007
Speech Processing in the Auditory System

Speech Processing in the Auditory System
Publisher: Springer | Number Of Pages: 496 | ISBN / ASIN: 0387005900 | 5MB

Although speech is the primary behavioral medium by which humans communicate, its auditory basis is poorly understood, having profound implications on efforts to ameliorate the behavioral consequences of hearing impairment and on the development of robust algorithms for computer speech recognition. In this volume, the authors provide an up-to-date synthesis of recent research in the area of speech processing in the auditory system, bringing together a diverse range of scientists to present the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective. Of particular concern is the ability to understand speech in uncertain, potentially adverse acoustic environments, currently the bane of both hearing aid and speech recognition technology. There is increasing evidence that the perceptual stability characteristic of speech understanding is due, at least in part, to elegant transformations of the acoustic signal performed by auditory mechanisms. As a comprehensive review of speech's auditory basis, this book will interest physiologists, anatomists, psychologists, phoneticians, computer scientists, biomedical and electrical engineers, and clinicians.

Voice and Speech Quality Perception: Assessment and Evaluation  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ertugrul ergun at March 23, 2007
Voice and Speech Quality Perception: Assessment and Evaluation

Voice and Speech Quality Perception: Assessment and Evaluation
by Ute Jekosch, (Signals and Communication Technology)
Springer | ISBN: 3540240950 | 2005 Year | 208 Pages | PDF | 1.4 Mb

Foundations of Voice and Speech Quality Perception starts out with the fundamental question of: “How do listeners perceive voice and speech quality and how can these processes be modeled?” Any quantitative answers require measurements. This is natural for physical quantities but harder to imagine for perceptual measurands.
This book approaches the problem by actually identifying major perceptual dimensions of voice and speech quality perception, defining units wherever possible and offering paradigms to position these dimensions into a structural skeleton of perceptual speech and voice quality. The emphasis is placed on voice and speech quality assessment of systems in artificial scenarios. Many scientific fields are involved. This book bridges the gap between two quite diverse fields, engineering and humanities, and establishes the new research area of Voice and Speech Quality Perception.

Speech Separation by Humans and Machines  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by macworld at March 14, 2007
Speech Separation by Humans and Machines

Speech Separation by Humans and Machines
English | PDF Format | 319 pages | ISBN-13: 978-1402080012 | Springer; 1 edition (November 2, 2004) | 9.98 MB

The "~censored~-party effect" - the ability to focus on one voice in a sea of noises - is a highly sophisticated skill that is usually effortless to listeners but largely impossible for machines. Investigating and unravelling this capacity spans numerous fields including psychology, physiology, engineering, and computer science. All these perspectives are brought together in this volume which, for the first time, provides a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of our understanding of how humans separate speech, and the state of the art in approaching these abilities with machines. This material is drawn from an October 2003 workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, on speech separation. Leading authorities from around the world were invited to present their perspectives and discuss the points of contact to other perspectives. The result is a clear and uniform overview of this problem, and a primer in what is emerging as an important, active and successful area for the development of new techniques and applications. Chapters include historical and current summaries of relevant research in behavioral science, neuroscience and engineering, along with more in-depth descriptions of several of the most exciting current research projects and techniques, including the latest experimental results illuminating how listeners organize the mixtures of sound they hear, and the most powerful and successful signal processing and machine learning techniques for the separation of real-world recordings of sound mixtures by one or more microphones. There is no comparable collection that seeks to bring together the underlying experimental science and the wide variety of technical approaches to give an integrated picture of the problem and solutions to speech separation. Those specializing in speech science, hearing science, neuroscience, or computer science and engineers working on applications such as automatic speech recognition, cochlear implants, hands-free telephones, sound recording, multimedia indexing and retrieval will find Speech Separation by Humans and Machines a useful and inspiring read.

Developments in Speech Synthesis  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by doctorvb at Aug. 30, 2006
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Developments in Speech Synthesis

Developments in Speech Synthesis
Author : Mark Tatham, Katherine Morton | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons (April 29, 2005) | ISBN 047085538X | PDF | Rar Size : 1.9 Mb | 356 Pages


Contemporary speech synthesis is perceived as inadequate for general adoption for user interaction, largely because it rests on an inadequate model of human speech production and perception. This book reviews the underlying model, brings out areas of inadequacy and suggests how improvements might be made. It is argued that a greater understanding of the fine detail of speech will enable new research and application initiatives. The authors draw on their extensive experience in both theoretical and applied research to bring forward proposals for producing more natural sounding synthetic speech.

  • Provides an overview of the current work in speech synthesis, including a critical review of markup systems (including XML and SSML) embedded in interactive applications.
  • Argues that naturalness in synthesis will benefit from enhancements to underlying models of prosody which more accurately account for the properties of human speech, yet can also be productively transferred to speech synthesis.
  • Emphasises the importance of an explicit and extensible architecture as the basis for future developments, stressing particularly the importance of close modelling of expressive and emotive content – key features of naturalness.
  • Focuses on the dynamic nature of prosody, as opposed to the more usual static treatment, especially as an adaptive model compliant with pragmatic and environmental constraints.
Single Channel Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication: Theory and Practice

Mowlaee, Josef Kulmer, Johannes Stahl, Florian Mayer, "Single Channel Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication: Theory and Practice"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1119238811 | 256 pages | EPUB | 17.7 MB
Single Channel Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication: Theory and Practice

Single Channel Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication: Theory and Practice by Pejman Mowlaee, Josef Kulmer, Johannes Stahl, Florian Mayer
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1119238811 | 256 pages | EPUB | 18 MB

Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Nov. 28, 2016
Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech

Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech by Stephen D. Solomon
English | ISBN: 023034206X | 2016 | EPUB (True) | 366 pages | 11.06 MB
TTC Video - Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century

TTC Video - Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century
Course No. 9438 | .MP4, MPEG4, 820 kbps, 430x320 | English, AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 4.68 GB
Lecturer: Jeffrey Rosen