on January 5, 2003
A thourough and complete review about the subject, in which many disciplines (language, computer, probability, statistics, numerical analysis) converge. As a non-practitioner I have found it an enjoyable opportunity to refresh my knowledges in the field of signal processing, and a source of many hints I have been able to develop in other branches. In spite of notations and methodologies (e.g. bayesian) a bit far from I am used to, the near one thousand pages never seemed extreme related to the meaning compressed into them, spreading from base theory to advanced applications.
on December 7, 2002
I love this complete and practical book on speech technologies and application. It always ties in the real-world practice. While also covering most theoretic/academic results, it always points out what's used in daily practice. This feature can help new comers identify promising directions to solve real problems. The only thing I don't like is that it emphasizes too much work done in Microsoft Research, although this is understandable and MS is becoming power player in this arena.
on July 1, 2001
any body who works in the field of speech technology will benefit greatly by reading this book.
many algorithms described in this book have been rigorously tested either by the authors or by their close co-workers. They are not a random set of algorithms. Rather, they are very effective and useful in practice.