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Author Allen, J. B., 1942-

Title Articulation and intelligibility / Jont B. Allen
Edition 1st ed
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, ©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 124 pages)
Series Synthesis lectures on speech and audio processing
Synthesis lectures on speech and audio processing (Online)
Contents Introduction -- Problem statement -- Basic definitions and abbreviations -- Modeling HSR Outline -- Articulation -- Fletcher and Galt (1950) -- French and Steinberg (1947) -- Effects of chance and context -- Miller et al circa 1947-2001 -- Transformation from the wideband SNR to the AI -- Singular value decompositions of the AM symmetric form -- Validation of the AI -- Criticisms of articulation models -- Intelligibility -- Boothroyd (1968-2002) -- Bronkhorst et al (1993) -- Truncation experiments and coarticulation, Furui (1986) -- Van Petten et al (1999) -- Discussion with historical context -- ASR versus HSR
Summary Immediately following the Second World War, between 1947 and 1955, several classic papers quantified the fundamentals of human speech information processing and recognition. In 1947 French and Steinberg published their classic study on the articulation index. In 1948 Claude Shannon published his famous work on the theory of information. In 1950 Fletcher and Galt published their theory of the articulation index, a theory that Fletcher had worked on for 30 years, which integrated his classic works on loudness and speech perception with models of speech intelligibility. In 1951 George Miller then wrote the first book Language and Communication, analyzing human speech communication with Claude Shannon's just published theory of information. Finally in 1955 George Miller published the first extensive analysis of phone decoding, in the form of confusion matrices, as a function of the speech-to-noise ratio. This work extended the Bell Labs' speech articulation studies with ideas from Shannon's Information theory. Both Miller and Fletcher showed that speech, as a code, is incredibly robust to mangling distortions of filtering and noise
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-122)
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Subject Speech perception -- Mathematics
Speech perception -- Research -- History
Speech, Intelligibility of.
Speech Intelligibility
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Speech, Intelligibility of
Speech perception -- Research
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1598290088