Best Reference Books – Speech Information Processing

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Speech Information Processing subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Speech Information Processing along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Speech Information Processing subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Speech Information Processing" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Corpus-Based Methods in Language and Speech Processing (Text, Speech and Language Technology)” by Steve Young and Gerrit Bloothooft

“Corpus-Based Methods in Language and Speech Processing (Text, Speech and Language Technology)” Book Review: This book provides a detailed introduction of corpus-based methods used in language and speech processing systems. It describes basic statistical modeling techniques for language and speech and the use of Hidden Markov Models in continuous speech recognition. The book also includes separate chapters on the development of dialogue systems, part-of-speech tagging and partial parsing, data-oriented parsing and n-gram language modeling. In addition, it gives an overview of the main technologies used in language and speech processing, along with sufficient mathematics to understand the underlying principles. There is also an extensive bibliography to enable topics of interest to be pursued further. The book will help existing practitioners with a concise review of the principal technologies. It will also be of value to researchers and students.

2. “Immersive Audio Signal Processing (Information Technology: Transmission, Processing and Storage)” by Sunil Bharitkar and Chris Kyriakakis

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“Immersive Audio Signal Processing (Information Technology: Transmission, Processing and Storage)” Book Review: This book begins with introduction to DSP for audio and the fundamentals of auditory perception. It then goes on to discuss immersive audio rendering and synthesis, the digital equalization of room acoustics, and various DSP implementations. The book covers the latest developments and new topics in immersive audio processing research. Some of these include immersive audio synthesis and rendering, multichannel room equalization, audio selective signal cancellation, multirate signal processing for audio applications and sound processing. The book also includes a chapter on psychoacoustics that also describes its use in audio signal processing algorithms for solving various problems. The book is a valuable learning source for students, researchers and practitioners in the field.

3. “Coding for Wireless Channels (Information Technology: Transmission, Processing and Storage)” by Ezio Biglieri

“Coding for Wireless Channels (Information Technology: Transmission, Processing and Storage)” Book Review: This book provides a detailed introduction to the theoretical foundations of modern coding theory. The book explains the latest coding theory using soft (maximum-likelihood) decoding. It covers convolutional codes, trellis-coded modulation, turbo codes and low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. The book also includes the graphical structures(trellises and factor graphs) through which the codes can be described. In addition, this book includes a separate section on multiple-antenna systems and space-time codes. The book will be useful for undergraduate and graduate level courses and will also serve as a reference for professionals in telecommunications.

4. “CDMA Radio with Repeaters (Information Technology: Transmission, Processing and Storage)” by Joseph Shapira and Samuel Miller

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“CDMA Radio with Repeaters (Information Technology: Transmission, Processing and Storage)” Book Review: The book describes the role of repeaters in the CDMA network. It analyzes the interaction of the CDMA system within a mobile channel environment, emphasizing repeaters, diversities and other performance-enhancing means. A clear description of repeater-embedded networks’ planning, design, and optimization in different scenarios is provided. Physically-based expressions are developed and supported by extensive field experience. The book is intended for wireless RF engineers, system architects and researchers working on advanced wireless networks, including MIMO systems. This book is also suitable as a reference book for graduate courses.

5. “Theory and Applications of Digital Speech Processing: United States Edition” by Lawrence Rabiner and Ronald Schafer

“Theory and Applications of Digital Speech Processing: United States Edition” Book Review: This book provides detailed and latest coverage of digital speech processing. It includes the basic concepts and theories of speech processing. The book also provides practical, computer-based laboratory experiences for students. The book first builds a strong foundation of the topic. Then it goes on to include a range of signal processing methods for representing and processing the speech signal. Every chapter provides insights into the theory, concepts and implementations of short-time signal processing methods. It also focuses on the utilization of the methods in realizing speech algorithms and speech applications. The book will be useful for practicing engineers in speech processing.

6. “Digital Speech Processing: Speech Coding, Synthesis and Recognition (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)” by A Nejat Ince

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“Digital Speech Processing: Speech Coding, Synthesis and Recognition (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)” Book Review: This book provides coverage of latest developments in the field of speech processing. It covers three aspects of voice communications.1. Speech Coding and transmission which is mainly concerned with man-to­ man voice communication. 2.Speech Synthesis which deals with machine-to-man communication. 3. Speech Recognition which is related to man-to-machine communication. This book presents fundamental and applied aspects of these topics. The book is intended for academic and industrial R&D engineers and physicists. It will also benefit civil and military C3I systems planners and designers.

7. “Understanding Language: An Information-processing Analysis of Speech Perception, Reading and Psycholinguistics” by Dominic W Massaro

“Understanding Language: An Information-processing Analysis of Speech Perception, Reading and Psycholinguistics” Book Review: This book focuses on the progress of numerous aspects of speech perception, reading, and psycholinguistics. It covers approaches, principles and practices involved in these areas. It first provides information on language and information processing, articulatory and acoustic characteristics of speech sounds.It focuses on vowel and consonant recognition, production of speech sounds and general acoustic properties. Topics include processing time, visual features, summary of information-processing analysis etc. This book will serve as a valuable reference for researchers interested in speech perception, reading and psycholinguistics.

8. “Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning for Speech Processing (Springer Theses)” by Manas A Pathak

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“Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning for Speech Processing (Springer Theses)” Book Review: This book discusses the privacy issues in speech-based applications. The issues that are covered include biometric authentication, surveillance and external speech processing services. The book presents solutions for privacy-preserving speech processing applications such as speaker verification, speaker identification and speech recognition. It also introduces some of the tools from cryptography and machine learning. In addition, the current techniques for improving the efficiency and scalability of the presented solutions are presented. The book will be useful for servicemen in surveillance agencies and other interested readers.

9. “Real World Speech Processing” by Biing-Hwang Juang and Jhing Fa Wang

“Real World Speech Processing” Book Review: This book covers important contributions and latest research results in the area of real world speech processing. It presents useful insights into some of the most challenging issues being examined today. In reverberant environments, the identification of relative transfer function between sensors for beamforming and beamforming methods for spherical microphone arrays are reviewed together. Acoustic echo cancellation is studied in double-talk scenarios and in the short-time Fourier transfer domain for linear and nonlinear system identification. The book will be useful for anyone working or researching in the field of speech processing.

10. “Fundamentals of Speech Recognition (Prentice-Hall Signal Processing Series)” by Biing-Hwang Juang and Lawrence Rabiner

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“Fundamentals of Speech Recognition (Prentice-Hall Signal Processing Series)” Book Review: This book provides a theoretically sound, technically accurate and complete description of the basic knowledge and ideas that constitute a modern system for speech recognition by machine. It covers production, perception and acoustic-phonetic characterization of the speech signal; signal processing and analysis methods for speech recognition. The book also includes pattern comparison techniques; speech recognition system design and implementation; theory and implementation of hidden Markov models etc. In addition, task- oriented application of automatic speech recognition is also included in the book. The book is useful for practicing engineers, scientists, linguists and programmers interested in speech recognition.

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