Multilingual Speech Processing

Edited by

  • Tanja Schultz, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Katrin Kirchhoff, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Tanja Schultz and Katrin Kirchhoff have compiled a comprehensive overview of speech processing from a multilingual perspective. By taking this all-inclusive approach to speech processing, the editors have included theories, algorithms, and techniques that are required to support spoken input and output in a large variety of languages. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to research problems and solutions, both from a theoretical as well as a practical perspective, and highlights technology that incorporates the increasing necessity for multilingual applications in our global community. Current challenges of speech processing and the feasibility of sharing data and system components across different languages guide contributors in their discussions of trends, prognoses and open research issues. This includes automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis, but also speech-to-speech translation, dialog systems, automatic language identification, and handling non-native speech. The book is complemented by an overview of multilingual resources, important research trends, and actual speech processing systems that are being deployed in multilingual human-human and human-machine interfaces. Researchers and developers in industry and academia with different backgrounds but a common interest in multilingual speech processing will find an excellent overview of research problems and solutions detailed from theoretical and practical perspectives.
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Researchers & government employees in industry, consultants in speech/signal processing, undergraduate and graduate students


Book information

  • Published: April 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-088501-5


"Researchers and developers in industry and academia with different backgrounds will find this book an excellent overview of research problems and solutions" - J. Audio Eng. Soc., July/August 2006

Table of Contents

CH 1: IntroductionCH 2: Language CharacteristicsCH 3: Linguistic Data ResourcesCH 4: Multilingual Acoustic ModelingCH 5: Multilingual DictionariesCH 6: Multilingual Language ModelingCH 7: Multilingual Speech SynthesisCH 8: Automatic Language IdentificationCH 9: Other ChallengesCH 10: Speech-to-Speech TranslationCH 11: Multilingual Spoken Dialog SystemsBibliography