Fundamentals of Speaker Recognition

Author: Homayoon Beigi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387775927
Format: PDF
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An emerging technology, Speaker Recognition is becoming well-known for providing voice authentication over the telephone for helpdesks, call centres and other enterprise businesses for business process automation. "Fundamentals of Speaker Recognition" introduces Speaker Identification, Speaker Verification, Speaker (Audio Event) Classification, Speaker Detection, Speaker Tracking and more. The technical problems are rigorously defined, and a complete picture is made of the relevance of the discussed algorithms and their usage in building a comprehensive Speaker Recognition System. Designed as a textbook with examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, "Fundamentals of Speaker Recognition" is suitable for advanced-level students in computer science and engineering, concentrating on biometrics, speech recognition, pattern recognition, signal processing and, specifically, speaker recognition. It is also a valuable reference for developers of commercial technology and for speech scientists. Please click on the link under "Additional Information" to view supplemental information including the Table of Contents and Index.

Fundamentals of Speaker Recognition

Author: Homayoon Beigi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780387775913
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An emerging technology, Speaker Recognition is becoming well-known for providing voice authentication over the telephone for helpdesks, call centres and other enterprise businesses for business process automation. "Fundamentals of Speaker Recognition" introduces Speaker Identification, Speaker Verification, Speaker (Audio Event) Classification, Speaker Detection, Speaker Tracking and more. The technical problems are rigorously defined, and a complete picture is made of the relevance of the discussed algorithms and their usage in building a comprehensive Speaker Recognition System. Designed as a textbook with examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, "Fundamentals of Speaker Recognition" is suitable for advanced-level students in computer science and engineering, concentrating on biometrics, speech recognition, pattern recognition, signal processing and, specifically, speaker recognition. It is also a valuable reference for developers of commercial technology and for speech scientists. Please click on the link under "Additional Information" to view supplemental information including the Table of Contents and Index.

Speech Recognition

Author: Claudio Becchetti
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) is the enabling technology for hands-free dictation and voice-triggered computer menus. It is becoming increasingly prevalent in environments such as private telephone exchanges and real-time information services. Speech Recognition introduces the principles of ASR systems, including the theory and implementation issues behind multi-speaker continuous speech recognition. Focusing on the algorithms employed in commercial and laboratory systems, the treatment enables the reader to devise practical solutions for ASR system problems. It addresses in detail C++ programming techniques used to develop ASR applications, thus offering skills that will prove useful in any large C++ based software project. Possible extensions of the well-established ASR technology are highlighted, based on "Hidden Markov Models" applied to fields such as modelling and prediction of econometric series. Features include: * Accompanying website containing all C++ source code of a complete laboratory multi-speaker continuous-speech ASR system (e.g. Initialisation, Training, Recognition, Evaluation, etc.) www.wiley.com/go/becchetti_speech * Detailed theoretical, mathematical and technical explanations of ASR * A practical account of the functioning of ASR A crucial source of information for researchers, developers and project managers involved with ASR systems, Speech Recognition is also structured for use by students of digital signal processing, speech recognition and C++ programming techniques.

Fundamentals of speech synthesis and speech recognition

Author: Éric Keller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN:
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Explains and discusses how human speakers and listeners process speech and language. Focuses on those elements of current research which have the most bearing on future developments in the production of truly natural-sounding speech and the reliable recognition of continuous speech. Presents a concise and clear introduction to this increasingly complex and interdisciplinary field.

Statistical Methods for Speech Recognition

Author: Frederick Jelinek
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262100663
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book reflects decades of important research on the mathematical foundations of speech recognition. It focuses on underlying statistical techniques such as hidden Markov models, decision trees, the expectation-maximization algorithm, information theoretic goodness criteria, maximum entropy probability estimation, parameter and data clustering, and smoothing of probability distributions. The author's goal is to present these principles clearly in the simplest setting, to show the advantages of self-organization from real data, and to enable the reader to apply the techniques.

Speaker Classification I

Author: Christian Müller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 354074200X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume and its companion volume LNAI 4441 constitute a state-of-the-art survey in the field of speaker classification. Together they address such intriguing issues as how speaker characteristics are manifested in voice and speaking behavior. The nineteen contributions in this volume are organized into topical sections covering fundamentals, characteristics, applications, methods, and evaluation.

Self Learning Speaker Identification

Author: Tobias Herbig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642198991
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Current speech recognition systems are based on speaker independent speech models and suffer from inter-speaker variations in speech signal characteristics. This work develops an integrated approach for speech and speaker recognition in order to gain space for self-learning opportunities of the system. This work introduces a reliable speaker identification which enables the speech recognizer to create robust speaker dependent models In addition, this book gives a new approach to solve the reverse problem, how to improve speech recognition if speakers can be recognized. The speaker identification enables the speaker adaptation to adapt to different speakers which results in an optimal long-term adaptation.

Fundamentals of Speech Recognition

Author: Lawrence R. Rabiner
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130151575
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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. Covers production, perception, and acoustic-phonetic characterization of the speech signal; signal processing and analysis methods for speech recognition; pattern comparison techniques; speech recognition system design and implementation; theory and implementation of hidden Markov models; speech recognition based on connected word models; large vocabulary continuous speech recognition; and task- oriented application of automatic speech recognition. For practicing engineers, scientists, linguists, and programmers interested in speech recognition.

Robust Automatic Speech Recognition

Author: Jinyu Li
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128026162
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Robust Automatic Speech Recognition: A Bridge to Practical Applications establishes a solid foundation for automatic speech recognition that is robust against acoustic environmental distortion. It provides a thorough overview of classical and modern noise-and reverberation robust techniques that have been developed over the past thirty years, with an emphasis on practical methods that have been proven to be successful and which are likely to be further developed for future applications. The strengths and weaknesses of robustness-enhancing speech recognition techniques are carefully analyzed. The book covers noise-robust techniques designed for acoustic models which are based on both Gaussian mixture models and deep neural networks. In addition, a guide to selecting the best methods for practical applications is provided. The reader will: Gain a unified, deep and systematic understanding of the state-of-the-art technologies for robust speech recognition Learn the links and relationship between alternative technologies for robust speech recognition Be able to use the technology analysis and categorization detailed in the book to guide future technology development Be able to develop new noise-robust methods in the current era of deep learning for acoustic modeling in speech recognition The first book that provides a comprehensive review on noise and reverberation robust speech recognition methods in the era of deep neural networks Connects robust speech recognition techniques to machine learning paradigms with rigorous mathematical treatment Provides elegant and structural ways to categorize and analyze noise-robust speech recognition techniques Written by leading researchers who have been actively working on the subject matter in both industrial and academic organizations for many years

Speaker Authentication

Author: Qi (Peter) Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642237312
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book focuses on use of voice as a biometric measure for personal authentication. In particular, "Speaker Recognition" covers two approaches in speaker authentication: speaker verification (SV) and verbal information verification (VIV). The SV approach attempts to verify a speaker’s identity based on his/her voice characteristics while the VIV approach validates a speaker’s identity through verification of the content of his/her utterance(s). SV and VIV can be combined for new applications. This is still a new research topic with significant potential applications. The book provides with a broad overview of the recent advances in speaker authentication while giving enough attention to advanced and useful algorithms and techniques. It also provides a step by step introduction to the current state of the speaker authentication technology, from the fundamental concepts to advanced algorithms. We will also present major design methodologies and share our experience in developing real and successful speaker authentication systems. Advanced and useful topics and algorithms are selected with real design examples and evaluation results. Special attention is given to the topics related to improving overall system robustness and performances, such as robust endpoint detection, fast discriminative training theory and algorithms, detection-based decoding, sequential authentication, etc. For example, the sequential authentication was developed based on statistical sequential testing theory. By adding enough subtests, a speaker authentication system can achieve any accuracy requirement. The procedure of designing the sequential authentication will be presented. For any presented technique, we will provide experimental results to validate the usefulness. We will also highlight the important developments in academia, government, and industry, and outline a few open issues. As the methodologies developed in speaker authentication span several diverse fields, the tutorial book provides an introductory forum for a broad spectrum of researchers and developers from different areas to acquire the knowledge and skills to engage in the interdisciplinary fields of user authentication, biometrics, speech and speaker recognition, multimedia, and dynamic pattern recognition.