Applied Speech and Audio Processing: With Matlab Examples

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 19, 2009 - Technology & Engineering
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Applied Speech and Audio Processing is a MATLAB-based, one-stop resource that blends speech and hearing research in describing the key techniques of speech and audio processing. This practically oriented text provides MATLAB examples throughout to illustrate the concepts discussed and to give the reader hands-on experience with important techniques. Chapters on basic audio processing and the characteristics of speech and hearing lay the foundations of speech signal processing, which are built upon in subsequent sections explaining audio handling, coding, compression, and analysis techniques. The final chapter explores a number of advanced topics that use these techniques, including psychoacoustic modelling, a subject which underpins MP3 and related audio formats. With its hands-on nature and numerous MATLAB examples, this book is ideal for graduate students and practitioners working with speech or audio systems.

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A slim book packed with examples that covers audio processing, speech processing and some hearing topics. The writing is lively and direct and it definitely lives up to its reputation as being hands on.

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Professor Ian McLoughlin spent fifteen years working for the electronics R&D industry and over ten years in academia. He has consulted and worked in five countries on three continents and presented his work to government science ministers of the UK, Russia, the USA, Malaysia, Taiwan and New Zealand and to the President of Singapore. He became a Chartered Engineer (UK) in 1998, a senior member of IEEE in 2004, a D'Ingenieur Europeen (EU) in 2008 and a Fellow of the IET in 2013. He has published over 130 refereed papers, three books and several book chapters in the fields of signal processing, wireless communications and embedded systems. After ten years at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore - where he ran an MSc programme - he is currently a full professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Systems at the University of Science and Technology of China.

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