Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


Whither a Theory of Speech Pattern Processing?

Roger K. Moore

Speech Research Unit, DRA Malvern, Malvern, Worcs., UK

This talk will raise numerous questions about the general nature of contemporary speech research. Are we making good progress, or are we in need of a glorious revolution? Do we have anything which could be called a 'science' of speech andt if not, when and where will one happen? It is proposed that future progress (and funding) of the field depends on the early establishment of a theory of speech pattern processing. (According to the dictionary, 'whither' -/wID@/- means (i) to what place? (ii) to what end or purpose? - not to be confused with 'wither' which means to droop, fade or shrivel up!)

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Bibliographic reference.  Moore, Roger K. (1993): "Whither a theory of speech pattern processing?", In EUROSPEECH'93, 43-47.