| Hardback | 300 pages 63 figures
Published in May 2004
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Although widely employed in image processing, the use of fractal techniques
and the fractal dimension for speech characterisation and recognition
is a relatively new concept which is now receiving serious attention.
This book represents the fruit of research carried out to develop novel
fractal-based techniques for speech and audio signal processing. Much
of this work is finding its way into practical commercial applications
with Nokia Communications and other key organisations. The book starts
with an introduction to speech processing and fractal geometry, setting
the scene for the heart of the book where fractal techniques are described
in detail with numerous applications and examples, and concluding with
a chapter summing up the advantages and potential of these new techniques
over conventional processing methods. A valuable reference for researchers,
academics and practising engineers working in the field of audio signal
processing and communications.
1. Introduction to speech processing; 2. Mathematical background; 3.
Computational background; 4. Introduction to fractal geometry; 5. Application
to speech processing and synthesis; 6. Processing speech signal with
fractals; 7. Synthesising speech using fractals; 8. Encryption and coding;
9. Chaotic systems; 10. Conclusion.