Chapter 6. Information-Theoretic Analysis of Speech Communication

  1. Stephen E. Levinson

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020911.ch6

Mathematical Models for Speech Technology

Mathematical Models for Speech Technology

How to Cite

Levinson, S. E. (2005) Information-Theoretic Analysis of Speech Communication, in Mathematical Models for Speech Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020911.ch6

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



  • information theory;
  • code of natural language;
  • computing entropy;
  • state transition diagram;
  • stochastic context-free grammar;
  • Fano bound relating source entropy;
  • channel equivocation;
  • decoding error probability;
  • automatic speech recognizers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Miller et al. experiments

  • Entropy of an information source

  • Recognition error rates and entropy