LINGUIST List 8.1072

Mon Jul 21 1997

Books: Speech Technology

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Message 1: New Book: Speech Technology

Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 15:01:14 +0200 (MEST)
From: Christoph Eyrich <eyrichzedat.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: New Book: Speech Technology

	 Dafydd Gibbon, Roger Moore and Richard Winski
			 (Editors)

 HANDBOOK OF STANDARDS AND RESOURCES FOR SPOKEN LANGUAGE SYSTEMS

		 1997. 23 x 15,5 cm. XXX, 886 pages

 Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

In 1993 the EAGLES (Expert Advisory Groups on Language Engineering
Standards) initiative was launched within the framework of the
Linguistic Research and Engineering (LRE) Programme of Directorate
General XIII of the Comission of the European Union in order to
accelerate the provision of standards for developing, exploiting, and
evaluating large-scale language resources, both written and spoken.

The EAGLES Spoken Language Working Group has concentrated its work on
the design and production of a HANDBOOK OF STANDARDS AND RESOURCES FOR
SPOKEN LANGUAGE SYSTEMS, with information and recommendations on
established practice in the area of spoken language system development
in multilingual environments. The scope of the HANDBOOK ranges from
system design and the provision of corpora for system development,
through corpus classification in terms of lexical information,
language models and physical properties, to assessment methodology for
speaker verification systems, automatic speech recognition and speech
synthesis. Standard reference material from European multilingual
speech projects is included.

More than two dozen leading scholars in their fields from laboratories
in the countries of the European Union have collaborated in producing
the HANDBOOK in several authoring and consultation cycles, which has
ensured a high level of consensus with respect to the HANDBOOK
contents.

On one level, the HANDBOOK is addressed to decision makers in industry
and funding agencies, with the aim of providing easy access to current
practice and requirements in the main spoken language technologies.
The HANDBOOK will also be an essential source of information for the
laboratory practitioner who requires specific definitions on
procedures and formats. Finally, the strong tutorial element in each
chapter is addressed towards advanced students in the speech sciences.

The HANDBOOK OF STANDARDS AND RESOURCES FOR SPOKEN LANGUAGE SYSTEMS is
available in three convenient formats:

o A cloth library edition with CD-ROM.
 DM 298,-/approx. US$ 180.00
 ISBN 3-11-015366-1

o Four subject-oriented volumes, each available separately in paperback:
 Each volume approx. DM 45,-/approx. US$ 26.95

 SPOKEN LANGUAGE SYSTEM AND CORPUS DESIGN
 ISBN 3-11-015365-3

 SPOKEN LANGUAGE CHARACTERIZATION
 ISBN 3-11-015734-9

 SPOKEN LANGUAGE SYSTEM ASSESSMENT
 ISBN 3-11-015735-7

 SPOKEN LANGUAGE REFERENCE MATERIALS
 ISBN 3-11-015736-5

o A hypertext version at http://www.deGruyter.de/EAGLES/index.html
 This link will be available on August 1, 1997.
_______________________________________________________________________

Mouton de Gruyter Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 
Postfach 30 34 21 200 Saw Mill River Road 
D-10728 Berlin Hawthorne, NY 10532 
Germany USA 
Fax: +49 (0)30 26005-351 Fax: +1 914 747-1326 
email: moutondegruyter.de

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