The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications

Mathematical Foundations of Speech and Language Processing

Editors: Johnson, M., Khudanpur, S.P., Ostendorf, M., Rosenfeld, R. (Eds.)

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Speech and language technologies continue to grow in importance as they are used to create natural and efficient interfaces between people and machines, and to automatically transcribe, extract, analyze, and route information from high-volume streams of spoken and written information.

The workshops on Mathematical Foundations of Speech Processing and Natural Language Modeling were held in the Fall of 2000 at the University of Minnesota's NSF-sponsored Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, as part of a "Mathematics in Multimedia" year-long program. Each workshop brought together researchers in the respective technologies on one hand, and mathematicians and statisticians on the other hand, for an intensive week of cross-fertilization.

There is a long history of benefit from introducing mathematical techniques and ideas to speech and language technologies. Examples include the source-channel paradigm, hidden Markov models, decision trees, exponential models and formal languages theory. It is likely that new mathematical techniques, or novel applications of existing techniques, will once again prove pivotal for moving the field forward.

This volume consists of original contributions presented by participants during the two workshops. Topics include language modeling, prosody, acoustic-phonetic modeling, and statistical methodology.

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"The topics covered are mostly related to acoustic and language modeling for automatic speech recognition (ASR). … I found the book very interesting. … I would recommend it only to readers who are already familiar with statistical methods for language processing. I think that Mathematical Foundations of Speech and Language Processing is, nevertheless, a good reference about recent trends in the fields of ASR and language processing, which are indeed very relevant to current research in MT." (M. Federico, Machine Translation, Vol. 20, 2006)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Foundations of Speech and Language Processing
Editors
  • Mark Johnson
  • Sanjeev P. Khudanpur
  • Mari Ostendorf
  • Roni Rosenfeld
Series Title
The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications
Series Volume
138
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9017-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9017-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-20326-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6484-2
Series ISSN
0940-6573
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 289
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