Mechanisms of Speech Recognition
Describes the acoustics of speech production & the mechanisms of the ear. Introduces psychological techniques to show the sensitivity & limits of hearing. Describes methods of analysing & synthesizing speech sounds. Gives an introduction to the machine recognition of speech.
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THE AUDITORY SYSTEM
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