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.
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.
This is a great Speech+NLP+UI book (the first of its kind). I liked the last chapter best since it is the best summary on the state of the art systems used in a number of segments. I also enjoyed the completness of this book. Seems to me I don't need to buy another book with such a wonderful gift from Microsoft people.
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.
I found this book to be very complete and practical. I admire the authors for doing such a wonderful job to provide the needed background and case studies used in both the acdemic and commercial systems. This is a book to keep if you are interested in understanding the next big thing.
This is a great book if you want to know the future of what Microsoft's top researchers like XD Huang etc are thinking and working. Dr Huang is a super star of the field and it is equally worthwhile to read his excellent book.
The comprehensive description of practically used speech recognition techniques. It is the first book to read for people who seriously wants to enter SR domain and very useful for experienced guys, too