Mobile Speech and Advanced Natural Language Solutions
"Mobile Speech and Advanced Natural Language Solutions" presents the discussion of the most recent advances in intelligent human-computer interaction, including fascinating new study findings on talk-in-interaction, which is the province of conversation analysis, a subfield in sociology/sociolinguistics, a new and emerging area in natural language understanding. Editors Amy Neustein and Judith A. Markowitz have recruited a talented group of contributors to introduce the next generation natural language technologies for practical speech processing applications that serve the consumer’s need for well-functioning natural language-driven personal assistants and other mobile devices, while also addressing business’ need for better functioning IVR-driven call centers that yield a more satisfying experience for the caller. This anthology is aimed at two distinct audiences: one consisting of speech engineers and system developers; the other comprised of linguists and cognitive scientists. The text builds on the experience and knowledge of each of these audiences by exposing them to the work of the other.
Covers the latest advances in natural language processing, helping speech system developers and engineers design natural language features that make use of the most recent research findings for speech in mobile environmentsAnalyzes the growing markets for mobile speech and future trends in the use of natural language for mobile devicesPresents innovative methodological approaches to the study of natural language processing in addition to empirical research findings on natural language and mobilityOffers a balanced treatment of in-depth scholarly research on natural language processing and discussion of practical real-world speech applications for personal assistants, smartphones and other speech systems that are enhanced by natural language capabilitiesIncludes contributions from members of IBM, AT&T, Apple, Google, Yahoo! Research, Sensory, TMA Associates, and other companies and universities specializing in this field