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The Resource The voice in the machine : building computers that understand speech, Roberto Pieraccini

The voice in the machine : building computers that understand speech, Roberto Pieraccini

Label
The voice in the machine : building computers that understand speech
Title
The voice in the machine
Title remainder
building computers that understand speech
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Pieraccini
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An examination of more than sixty years of successes and failures in developing technologies that allow computers to understand human spoken language
  • "Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey famously featured HAL, a computer with the ability to hold lengthy conversations with his fellow space travelers. More than forty years later, we have advanced computer technology that Kubrick never imagined, but we do not have computers that talk and understand speech as HAL did. Is it a failure of our technology that we have not gotten much further than an automated voice that tells us to "say or press 1"? Or is there something fundamental in human language and speech that we do not yet understand deeply enough to be able to replicate in a computer? In The Voice in the Machine, Roberto Pieraccini examines six decades of work in science and technology to develop computers that can interact with humans using speech and the industry that has arisen around the quest for these technologies. He shows that although the computers today that understand speech may not have HAL's capacity for conversation, they have capabilities that make them usable in many applications today and are on a fast track of improvement and innovation. Pieraccini describes the evolution of speech recognition and speech understanding processes from waveform methods to artificial intelligence approaches to statistical learning and modeling of human speech based on a rigorous mathematical model--specifically, Hidden Markov Models (HMM). He details the development of dialog systems, the ability to produce speech, and the process of bringing talking machines to the market. Finally, he asks a question that only the future can answer: will we end up with HAL-like computers or something completely unexpected?"
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pieraccini, Roberto
Dewey number
006.4/54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q325.5
LC item number
.P54 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Machine learning
  • Speech processing systems
  • COMPUTERS
  • Machine learning
  • Speech processing systems
Label
The voice in the machine : building computers that understand speech, Roberto Pieraccini
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humanspeak -- The speech pioneers -- Artificial intelligence versus brute force -- The power of statistics -- There is no data like more data -- Let's have a dialog -- An interlude at the end of the chain -- Becoming real -- The business of speech -- The future is not what it used to be
Control code
784953196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280499159
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613594389
Other physical details
illustrations
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359438
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784953196
Label
The voice in the machine : building computers that understand speech, Roberto Pieraccini
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humanspeak -- The speech pioneers -- Artificial intelligence versus brute force -- The power of statistics -- There is no data like more data -- Let's have a dialog -- An interlude at the end of the chain -- Becoming real -- The business of speech -- The future is not what it used to be
Control code
784953196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280499159
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613594389
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
359438
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784953196

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