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TitleProfiling Humans from their Voice [electronic resource] / by Rita Singh
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XXV, 412 p. 133 illus., 89 illus. in color. online resource


This book is about recent research in the area of profiling humans from their voice, which seeks to deduce and describe the speaker's entire persona and their surroundings from voice alone. It covers several key aspects of this technology, describing how the human voice is unique in its ability to both capture and influence the human persona -- how, in some ways, voice is more potent and valuable then DNA and fingerprints as a metric, since it not only carries information about the speaker, but also about their current state and their surroundings at the time of speaking. It provides a comprehensive review of advances made in multiple scientific fields that now contribute to its foundations. It describes how artificial intelligence enables mechanisms of discovery that were not possible before in this context, driving the field forward in unprecedented ways. It also touches upon related and relevant challenges posed by voice disguise and other mechanisms of voice manipulation. The book acts as a good resource for academic researchers, and for professional agencies in many areas such as law enforcement, healthcare, social services, entertainment etc


Profiling and the human voice -- Profiling and its facet -- Production and perception of voice -- Relation between voice and profile parameters -- The voice signal and its information -- The voice signal and its information -- Qualitative aspects of the voice signal -- Computational profiling -- Feature engineering for profiling -- Mechanisms for profiling -- Reconstruction of the human persona in 3D and its reverse -- Applied profiling: Uses, reliability and ethics

Artificial intelligence Public safety Biometrics Signal Image and Speech Processing. Artificial Intelligence. Security Science and Technology. Crime Control and Security. Biometrics.


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