Introduction to Probabilistic Finite-State Models

A Probabilistic Finite-State Automaton

Syntax of ultrasonic calls of mice

Modelling the weather

Markov's pedestrian

Probabilistic language models

Interlude:    Finite State Romance, Hamlet

Variability in speech

Hidden Markov Models

Coin-toss models

Applications of HMMs to speech recognition

Training the model

A few technicalities

The three basic problems for HMMs