TY - CHAP A1 - Panikos Heracleous A2 - Denis Beautemps A3 - Hiroshi Ishiguro A4 - Norihiro Hagita ED1 - Ivo Ipsic Y1 - 2011-06-21 PY - 2011 T1 - Towards Augmentative Speech Communication N2 - This book addresses state-of-the-art systems and achievements in various topics in the research field of speech and language technologies. Book chapters are organized in different sections covering diverse problems, which have to be solved in speech recognition and language understanding systems. In the first section machine translation systems based on large parallel corpora using rule-based and statistical-based translation methods are presented. The third chapter presents work on real time two way speech-to-speech translation systems. In the second section two papers explore the use of speech technologies in language learning. The third section presents a work on language modeling used for speech recognition. The chapters in section Text-to-speech systems and emotional speech describe corpus-based speech synthesis and highlight the importance of speech prosody in speech recognition. In the fifth section the problem of speaker diarization is addressed. The last section presents various topics in speech technology applications like audio-visual speech recognition and lip reading systems. BT - Speech and Language Technologies SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/16622 DO - 10.5772/16622 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-04 ER -