complements Introducing Speech and
Language Processing, a textbook by John Coleman, published by
Cambridge University Press. For further information about the book,
please click on this
link to the Cambridge University Press website.
Contents of this site:
"Coleman is to be congratulated on this handsomely produced,
easily accessible, fascinating book which many, many students of speech
and language will undoubtedly find exceptionally valuable." David
Deterding, Associate Professor at NIE/NTU, Singapore. (See Deterding's review on The
represents an important first step for forging
effective collaborations with the speech and language processing
communities ... It would be wonderful to see more books with Coleman's
vision." Mary Harper, Professor in the School of Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Purdue University, Computational Linguistics 32 (1), 137-142.
"whether or not this is the perfect introduction to speech and language
processing for students with no technical background, it’s probably as
close as we are likely
to get for some time." Daniel Hirst, CNRS Laboratoire Parole et
Langage, Université de Provence, in Journal of the International Phonetic
"ISLP is an ambitious attempt to initiate non specialists to complex
techniques for speech and language processing. ... I would recommend
ISLP as an excellent starting point for the linguistics researcher who
wants to know more about how computational techniques can apply to his
or her discipline." Graham Ranger, University of Avignon, Cercles: Revue
pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone, 17, 2007.
Some contrasting reactions:
Clark's Speech Processing course website at Edinburgh: "This
book covers the most of the course content but at an introductory
level, making it a good introduction for students from a less technical
background. Don't be put off by the example "C" code, which is really
From John Fry's blog:
using John Coleman’s new textbook, Introducing
Speech and Language Processing, in my speech
technology course at SJSU this semester. ...By
far the best feature of this book is its focus on concrete
implementation, in source code, of the concepts discussed. If a picture
is worth a thousand words, then a working C program is worth a thousand
more. Coleman deserves our thanks for including actual speech
processing code with his textbook."
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