Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Stephen E. Levinson

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020911.ch1

Mathematical Models for Speech Technology

Mathematical Models for Speech Technology

How to Cite

Levinson, S. E. (2005) Introduction, in Mathematical Models for Speech Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020911.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844076

Online ISBN: 9780470020913



  • high-fidelity and low-bandwidth transmission;
  • hidden Markov models (HMMs);
  • microelectronic technologies;
  • HMM methodology;
  • speech technology goal;
  • human–machine communication tasks;
  • perfected speech technology;
  • speech coding and speech synthesis;
  • automatic speech recognition


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Milestones in the history of speech technology

  • Prospects for the future

  • Technical synopsis