1st Joint SIG-IL/Microsoft Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages

Porto Salvo, Portugal
September 3-4, 2009

Bibliographic Reference

[SLTECH-2009] 1st Joint SIG-IL/Microsoft Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages, Porto Salvo, Portugal. September 3-4, 2009, ed. by António Teixeira, Miguel Sales Dias, and Daniela Braga; ISCA Archive, http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/sltech_2009

Author Index and Quick Access to Abstracts

Abad   ACERO   Aguilar   Aguilo   Alcaide   Almeida   Alonso   Ashby   Barbosa   Batista   Bonafonte   Bordel   Braga (67)   Braga (71)   Braga (137)   Branco (107)   Branco (121)   Branco (123)   Butko   Calado   Calvo_de_Lara   Candeias   Casillas   Celestino   Coelho (67)   Coelho (71)   Cordeiro   Córdoba   Costa   Costa-jussà   Domingues   Esquerra   Farrús   Ferreira, Eduardo   Ferreira, José Pedro   Fonollosa (27)   Fonollosa (49)   Fonollosa (105)   Franco-Pedroso   Garcia-Mateo   Gómez_Guinovart   Gonzalez-Dominguez   Gonzalez-Rodriguez   Guijarrubia   Hain   Henríquez   Hernández   Jokisch   Justo (111)   Justo (125)   Lleida   Lopes, C.   Lopes, Carla   Lopez-Moreno   Macías-Guarasa   Mamede   Mariño   Martins, Ciro   Martins, Paula   Martins, Pedro   Martins, Rui   Meinedo   Mendes   Meneses_Ribeiro   Moreno   Nadeu (17)   Nadeu (61)   Nunes   Nunes_Gonçalves   Olaso   Oliveira (117)   Oliveira (133)   Oller   Penagarikano   Perdigão (53)   Perdigão (57)   Pérez   Poch   Ramos   Respício   Ribas_González   Ribeiro   Rocha   Rodríguez-Fuentes   Rybach   Sales_Dias   Sánchez, G.   Sánchez, Joan Andreu   Sanchis   Schulz (27)   Schulz (49)   Silva, Augusto   Silva, B.   Silva, Joao   Silva, Pedro   Silveira   Simõe   Simões   Teixeira, António   Teixeira, Carlos   Temko   Toledano   Torres (125)   Torres (127)   Torres_Goterris   Trancoso (77)   Trancoso (99)   Varona   Veiga   Wolf   Zapparoli  

Names written in boldface refer to first authors, in CAPITAL letters to keynote and invited papers. Full papers can be accessed from the abstracts (ISCA members only). Please note that each abstract opens in a separate window.

Table of Contents and Access to Abstracts

Introduction to the Workshop


Acero, Alex: "Building accurate and user-friendly speech systems", 3.

Systems and Applications

Torres Goterris, Francisco: "A task-independent stochastic dialog manager for the EDECAN project", 9-12.

Simõe, Alberto / Gómez Guinovart, Xavier: "Terminology extraction from English-portuguese and English-galician parallel corpora based on probabilistic translation dictionaries and bilingual syntactic patterns", 13-16.

Aguilo, Mateu / Butko, Taras / Temko, Andrey / Nadeu, Climent: "A hierarchical architecture for audio segmentation in a broadcast news task", 17-20.

Teixeira, Carlos / Respício, Ana / Ribeiro, Catarina: "Browsing multilingual making-ofs", 21-24.

Resources and Tools

Schulz, Henrik / Fonollosa, José A. R.: "A Catalan broadcast conversational speech database", 27-29.

Bordel, Germán / Casillas, Arantza / Penagarikano, Mikel / Rodríguez-Fuentes, Luis J. / Varona, Amparo: "An XML resource definition for spoken document retrieval", 31-34.

Zapparoli, Zilda Maria: "CORPOR system: corpora of the Portuguese language as spoken in So Paulo", 35-38.

Rocha, Martha Alicia / Sánchez, Joan Andreu: "Machine translation of the Penn treebank to Spanish", 39-42.

Ashby, Simone / Ferreira, José Pedro / Barbosa, Sílvia: "Adapting the unisyn lexicon to portuguese: preliminary issues in the development of LUPo", 43-46.

Speech Recognition

Schulz, Henrik / Fonollosa, José A. R. / Rybach, David: "A baseline system for the transcription of Catalan broadcast conversation", 49-52.

Silva, B. / Mendes, H. / Lopes, C. / Veiga, A. / Perdigão, Fernando: "A fast discriminative training algorithm for minimum classification error", 53-56.

Lopes, Carla / Perdigão, Fernando: "Global discriminative training of a hybrid speech recognizer", 57-60.

Wolf, Martin / Nadeu, Climent: "Towards microphone selection based on room impulse response energy-related measures", 61-64.

Speech Synthesis

Coelho, Luis / Hain, Horst-Udo / Jokisch, Oliver / Braga, Daniela: "Towards an objective voice preference definition for the portuguese language", 67-70.

Coelho, Luis / Braga, Daniela / Garcia-Mateo, Carmen: "A detailed analysis and comparison of speech synthesis paradigms", 71-74.

Gender, Speaker, and Language Recognition

Martins, Rui / Trancoso, Isabel / Abad, Alberto / Meinedo, Hugo: "Detection of children²s voices", 77-80.

Celestino, Binda / Cordeiro, Hugo / Meneses Ribeiro, Carlos: "Unsupervised SVM based 2-speaker clustering", 81-83.

Ribas González, Dayana / Calvo de Lara, José R.: "Speaker verification with shifted delta cepstral features: its pseudo-prosodic behavior", 85-88.

Gonzalez-Dominguez, Javier / Lopez-Moreno, Ignacio / Franco-Pedroso, Javier / Ramos, Daniel / Toledano, Doroteo T. / Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Joaquin: "Multilevel and channel-compensated language recognition: ATVS-UAM systems at NIST LRE 2009", 89-92.

Language Processing

Simões, Alberto / Almeida, José João: "Bilingual example segmentation based on markers hypothesis", 95-98.

Batista, Fernando / Trancoso, Isabel / Mamede, Nuno: "Automatic recovery of punctuation marks and capitalization information for Iberian languages", 99-102.


Poch, Marc / Farrús, Mireia / Costa-jussà, Marta R. / Mariño, José B. / Hernández, Adolfo / Henríquez, Carlos / Fonollosa, José A. R.: "The TALP on-line Spanish-catalan machine-translation system", 105.

Nunes Gonçalves, Patricia / Branco, António: "CINTIL-treebank searcher", 107.

Recent PhD's

Justo, Raquel: "Hierarchical language models based on classes of phrases: formulation, learning and decoding. (original: “modelos de lenguaje jerrquicos basados en clases de phrases: formulacin, aprendizaje y decodificacin.´) [phd thesis]", 111-112.

Martins, Ciro: "Dynamic language modeling for european portuguese [phd thesis]", 113-114.

Candeias, Sara: "A phonological study of portuguese language variety spoken in Beira interior region: some syntactic and semantic considerations [phd thesis]", 115-116.

Oliveira, Catarina: "From grapheme to gesture. linguistic contributions for an articulatory based text-to-speech system´ (original: do grafema ao gesto. contributos lingu sticos para um sistema de s ntese de base articulatria) [phd thesis]", 117-118.

Groups and Projects

Branco, António: "Natural language science and technology at the university of Lisbon, department of informatics: the NLX group", 121-122.

Branco, Antonio / Costa, Francisco / Ferreira, Eduardo / Martins, Pedro / Nunes, Filipe / Silva, Joao / Silveira, Sara: "LX-center: a center of online services for education, research and development on natural language science and technology", 123.

Torres, María Inés / Justo, Raquel / Pérez, A. / Guijarrubia, V. / Olaso, J. M. / Sánchez, G. / Alonso, E. / Alcaide, J. M.: "Pattern recognition and speech technologies (http://grah.ehu.es)", 125.

Torres, María Inés / Lleida, Eduardo / Sanchis, Emilio / Córdoba, Ricardo de / Macías-Guarasa, Javier: "SD-TEAM: interactive learning, self-evaluation and multimodal technologies for multidomain spoken dialog systems", 127-130.

Bonafonte, Antonio / Aguilar, Lourdes / Esquerra, Ignasi / Oller, Sergio / Moreno, Asunción: "Recent work on the FESTCAT database for speech synthesis", 131-132.

Teixeira, António / Oliveira, Catarina / Martins, Paula / Domingues, Inês / Silva, Augusto: "The project HERON", 133-134.

Braga, Daniela / Calado, António / Silva, Pedro / Sales Dias, Miguel: "Microsoft language development center²s activities in 2008/2009", 137.