Books: 4

Speech Recognition

Principles of Conversational Experiences
Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are becoming all the rage today. But how do you build one that people can actually converse with? Whether you’re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right more » speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI’s performance and improve upon it. Author Cathy Pearl also takes product managers, UX designers, and VUI designers into advanced design topics that will help make your VUI not just functional, but great. * Understand key VUI design concepts, including command-and-control and conversational systems * Decide if you should use an avatar or other visual representation with your VUI * Explore speech recognition technology and its impact on your design * Take your VUI above and beyond the basic exchange of information * Learn practical ways to test your VUI application with users * Monitor your app and learn how to quickly improve performance * Get real-world examples of VUIs for home assistants, smartwatches, and car systems « less
Explore various approaches to organize and extract useful text from unstructured data using Java
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an important area of application development and its relevance in addressing contemporary problems will only increase in the future. There has been a significant increase in the demand for natural language-accessible applications supported by NLP tasks. Natural more » Language Processing with Java will explore how to automatically organize text using approaches such as full-text search, proper name recognition, clustering, tagging, information extraction, and summarization. It covers concepts of NLP that even those of you without a background in statistics or natural language processing can understand. ***** Who This Book Is For ***** If you are a Java programmer who wants to learn about the fundamental tasks underlying natural language processing, this book is for you. You will be able to identify and use NLP tasks for many common problems, and integrate them in your applications to solve more difficult problems. Readers should be familiar/experienced with Java software development. « less
Over 60 effective recipes to develop your Natural Language Processing (NLP) skills quickly and effectively
NLP is at the core of web search, intelligent personal assistants, marketing, and much more, and LingPipe is a toolkit for processing text using computational linguistics. This book starts with the foundational but powerful techniques of language identification, sentiment classifiers, and evaluation more » frameworks. It goes on to detail how to build a robust framework to solve common NLP problems, before ending with advanced techniques for complex heterogeneous NLP systems. This is a recipe and tutorial book for experienced Java developers with NLP needs. A basic knowledge of NLP terminology will be beneficial. This book will guide you through the process of how to build NLP apps with minimal fuss and maximal impact. ***** Who This Book Is For ***** This book is for experienced Java developers with NLP needs, whether academics, industrialists, or hobbyists. A basic knowledge of NLP terminology will be beneficial. « less
A complete overview of distant automatic speech recognition The performance of conventional Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems degrades dramatically as soon as the microphone is moved away from the mouth of the speaker. This is due to a broad variety of effects such as background noise, overlapping more » speech from other speakers, and reverberation. While traditional ASR systems underperform for speech captured with far-field sensors, there are a number of novel techniques within the recognition system as well as techniques developed in other areas of signal processing that can mitigate the deleterious effects of noise and reverberation, as well as separating speech from overlapping speakers. Distant Speech Recognition presents a contemporary and comprehensive description of both theoretic abstraction and practical issues inherent in the distant ASR problem. « less