Chapter 2. Preliminaries

  1. Stephen E. Levinson

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020911.ch2

Mathematical Models for Speech Technology

Mathematical Models for Speech Technology

How to Cite

Levinson, S. E. (2005) Preliminaries, in Mathematical Models for Speech Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020911.ch2

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



  • speech communication;
  • intelligence in speech;
  • planar acoustic waves;
  • source–filter model;
  • speech processing technology;
  • linear prediction coefficients (LPCs);
  • mean square error (MMSE) technique;
  • partial correlation coefficients (PARCORs);
  • pattern recognition;
  • maximum a posteriori probability (MAP) rule


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The physics of speech production

  • The source–filter model

  • Information-bearing features of the speech signal

  • Time–frequency representations

  • Classification of acoustic patterns in speech

  • Temporal invariance and stationarity

  • Taxonomy of linguistic structure