Spoken Dialogue With Computers


  • Renato De Mori, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada and Université d'Avignon, France

A comprehensive reference on the exciting growth area of spoken dialogs with computers, this text describes the components of a computer-based spoken dialog system, and will prove invaluable to researchers in industry and academia working on speech communication systems and for applications developers. This state-of-the-art book reviews the complete chain from microphone to speech synthesis. It provides methods, models, and algorithms for building a working system. Renato De Mori is coauthor of each chapter ensuring coherence and homogeneity throughout the text.Spoken Dialogs with Computers covers in detail: transducers and microphone arrays, speech analysis and transformation, acoustic modeling and model training, language modeling, and knowledge integration for automatic speech recognition (ASR). The book also presents generation of word hypotheses, speaker adaptation, robustness and telephone application, use of syntactic and semantic knowledge, speech interpretation and dialog strategies, speech generation, and software system architectures for practical implementation.
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Researchers in industry and academia working on computer speech and language. Developers in industry working on speech recognition and generation software (ie. Dragon, Phillips, IBM).


Book information

  • Published: April 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-209055-4

Table of Contents

R. De Mori, Problems and Methods of Solution. M. Omologo, P. Svaizer, and R. De Mori, Acoustic Transduction. B. Angelini, D. Falavigna, M. Omologo, and R. De Mori, Basic Acoustic Sounds, Their Analysis, and Features. D. Giuliani, D. Falavigna, and R. De Mori, Acoustic Feature Transformations. F. Brugnara and R. De Mori, Acoustic Modeling. F. Brugnara and R. De Mori, Training of Acoustic Models. M. Federico and R. De Mori, Language Modeling. M. Cettolo, R. Gretter, and R. De Mori, Knowledge Integration. M. Cettolo, R. Gretter, and R. De Mori, Recognition as Search. Y. Bengio, C. Furlanello, E. Trentin, and R. De Mori, Neural Networks for Speech Recognition. D. Giuliani and R. De Mori, Speaker Adaptation. D. Jouvet, C. Mokbel, J. Monne, and R. De Mori, Robust Speech Recognition. A. Corazza and R. De Mori, On the Use of Formal Grammars. R. Kuhn and R. De Mori, Semantic Interpretation. D. Sadek and R. De Mori, Dialog Systems. C. Sorin and R. De Mori, Sentence Generation. G. Antoniol, R. Fiutem, G. Lazzari, and R. De Mori, Architectures and Applications. Appendices: D. Falavigna, M. Omologo, and P. Svaizer, Speech Data Acquisition and Analysis. R. Kuhn and R. De Mori, Classification Trees. R. Kuhn and R. De Mori, Speech Corpora. G. Antoniol and R. Fiutem, Equations for Software Agent Behavior. Subject Index.