Editors: Javier Ramírez, Juan Manuel Górriz

Recent Advances in Robust Speech Recognition Technology

eBook: US $21 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $136
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $84
ISBN: 978-1-60805-389-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-172-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/9781608051724111010

Introduction

This E-book is a collection of articles that describe advances in speech recognition technology. Robustness in speech recognition refers to the need to maintain high speech recognition accuracy even when the quality of the input speech is degraded, or when the acoustical, articulate, or phonetic characteristics of speech in the training and testing environments differ. Obstacles to robust recognition include acoustical degradations produced by additive noise, the effects of linear filtering, nonlinearities in transduction or transmission, as well as impulsive interfering sources, and diminished accuracy caused by changes in articulation produced by the presence of high-intensity noise sources. Although progress over the past decade has been impressive, there are significant obstacles to overcome before speech recognition systems can reach their full potential. Automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems must be robust to all levels, so that they can handle background or channel noise, the occurrence on unfamiliar words, new accents, new users, or unanticipated inputs. They must exhibit more 'intelligence' and integrate speech with other modalities, deriving the user's intent by combining speech with facial expressions, eye movements, gestures, and other input features, and communicating back to the user through multimedia responses. Therefore, as speech recognition technology is transferred from the laboratory to the marketplace, robustness in recognition becomes increasingly significant. This E-book should be useful to computer engineers interested in recent developments in speech recognition technology.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Javier Ramírez
University of Granada
Spain


Juan Manuel Górriz
University of Granada
Spain




Contributor(s):
Pongtep Angkititrakul
Toyota Central Research and Development
University of Texas at Dallas
Nagoya
Japan
/
The Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS), Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and
Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, 75080, USA



Joon-Hyuk Chang
School of Electronic Engineering
Inha University
Incheon
Korea
/
Inha University,
253 Yonghyun-Dong, Nam-Gu, 402-751,
Incheon
Korea


Berlin Chen
National Taiwan Normal University
No. 88, Sec. 4, Ting-Chow Rd., 116
Taipei
Taiwan, R.O.C.


Ángel de la Torre
Dpto. Teoría de la Señal, Telemática y Comunicaciones, Periodista Daniel Saucedo Aranda S/N
University of Granada
Granada , 18071
Spain


Masakiyo Fujimoto
NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation
2-4, Hikari-dai, Seika-cho, Souraku-gun
Kyoto, 619-0237
Japan


Luz García
Dpto. Teoría de la Señal, Telemática y Comunicaciones, Periodista Daniel Saucedo Aranda S/N
University of Granada
Granada, 18071
Spain


Juan Manuel Górriz
Dpto. Teoría de la Señal, Telemática y Comunicaciones, Campus Fuentenueva S/N
University of Granada
Granada , 18071
Spain


John H.L. Hansen
The Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS), Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson
TX, 75080



Chang-Wen Hsu
MediaTek Incorporation
No.1, Dusing Rd. 1, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsin-Chu
Taiwan , 30078
R.O.C.


Fumitada Itakura
Meijo University
1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya 468-8502
Hangzhou , 310027
Japan


Peter Jancovic
School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Birmingham,
Pritchatts Road
Birmingham, B15 2TT
UK


Nam Soo Kim
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Institute of New Media and Communications, Seoul National University
415 INMC(bldg.132), Seoul National University, San 56-1, Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu
Seoul
Korea


Wooil Kim
The Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS), Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson
TX, 75080



Munevver Kokuer
School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Birmingham
Pritchatts Road
Birmingham, B15 2TT
UK


Lin-shan Lee
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4 Roosevelt Road, Taipei
Taiwan, 10617
R.O.C


Weifeng Li
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)
EPFL STI IEL LIDIAP, ELD 224 (Bâtiment ELD), Station 11, CH-1015
Lausanne, B15 2TT
Switzerland


Shih-Hsiang Lin
National Taiwan Normal University
No. 88, Sec. 4, Ting-Chow Rd., Taipei 116
Taiwan
R.O.C.


Eduardo Lleida
Communications Technology Group (GTC),
Aragon Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), University of Zaragoza
Spain
/
Edificio Ada Byron, María de Luna 1
Zaragoza España , 50018
Spain


Philipos C. Loizou
Dept. of Electrical Engineering (EC33)
University of Texas-Dallas
800 West Campbell Rd
Richardson
TX , 75080
USA


Antonio Miguel
Communications Technology Group (GTC),
Aragon Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), University of Zaragoza
Spain
/
Edificio Ada Byron, María de Luna 1
Zaragoza España , 50018
Spain


Javier Ramírez
>University of Granada
Periodista Daniel Saucedo Aranda S/N
Granada , 18071
Spain


José Carlos Segura
>University of Granada
Periodista Daniel Saucedo Aranda S/N
Granada , 18071
Spain


Rasool Tahmasbi
Graduate student of Amirkabir University of Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology
(Polytechnic Tehran), 424 Hafez Ave
Tehran
Iran


Kazuya Takeda
Nagoya University
IB Building 8F, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya, 464-8601
Japan


Alfonso Ortega
Aragon Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), University of Zaragoza
Edificio Ada Byron, María de Luna 1, 50018
Zaragoza España
Spain


Hugo Van hamme
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 - bus 2441
Leuven, B3001
Belgium


Maarten Van Segbroeck
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 - bus 2441
Leuven, B3001
Belgium


Yujun Wang
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 - bus 2441
Leuven, B3001
Belgium


Xin Zou
University of Birmingham,
Pritchatts Road
Birmingham, B15 2TT
UK




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