Advances in Nonlinear Speech Processing
We present in this volume a collection of revised selected papers from the ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Nonlinear Speech Processing (NO- LISP 2007)held in Paris,France, 22–25May,2007.NOLISP 2007was organized by the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) with the generous support of ISCA (International Speech Communication Association), EURASIP and the IEEE. NOLISP 2007 was the ?rst follow-on workshop to a series of three e- lier events related to nonlinear speech processing, that were organized within the framework of the European COST action 277 Nonlinear speech processing (2001–2005). The ?nancial support of ISCA enabled the attendance of leading researchers from various parts of the world. Theexciting?eldofspeechprocessinghaswitnessedtremendousdevelopment over the past 20 years or so, thanks to both technological progress and to the growing focus of research on a number of key application areas. However, some speci?cities of the speech signal are still not well addressed by the currently availablemodels. Hence, new nonconventionalmodels and processing techniques needtobeinvestigatedinordertofosterand/oraccompanyfutureprogress,even if they do not match immediately the level of performance and understanding of the current state-of-the-art approaches. ThepurposeofNOLISPistopresentanddiscussnovelideas,workandresults related to such alternative techniques for speech processing, which depart from mainstream approaches. It declared its intent to be an interdisciplinary forum, intertwining research in di?erent ?elds of speech processing with its growing applications in everyday practice.