Publications


Selected publications and presentations

  • Personalizing Cortana: a close-up view of the speech technology powering Cortana, in IEEE Speech and Language Processing, November, 2014 (link).

  • Exploring Tomorrow Together: on the Impact of Collaboration between Academia and Industry. Invited speaker at SUWMIAC - Summer Workshop on Applied Computing, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Correlating ASR Errors with Developmental Changes in Speech Production: A Study of 3-10-Year-Old European Portuguese Children's Speech. Proceedings of Interspeech Workshop on Child Computer Interaction (WOCCI), 2014, Singapore.

  • To appear: La Naturaleza Elusiva del Sentido. Chapter in El Uso de la Lingüística en el Derecho de Hoy. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. 2015, Mexico

  • Improving Speech Recognition through Automatic Selection of Age Group Specific Acoustic Models. Won Best Paper award. Proceedings of Propor conference, 2014, São Carlos, Brazil

  • Automatically Recognising European Portuguese Children's Speech: Pronunciation Patterns Revealed by an Analysis of ASR Errors. Proceedings of Propor conference, 2014, São Carlos, Brazil

  • A Corpus-Based Study between Elderly and Young Speakers of European Portuguese: Acoustic Correlates and their Impact on Speech Recognition Performance. Proceedings of Interspeech conference, 2013, Lyon, France (pdf)

  • Evaluating Voice Quality and Speech Synthesis Using Crowdsourcing. Proceedings of International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, 2013, Plzen, Czech Republic (pdf)

  • Cross-Language Acoustic Modeling. Guest lecture, 2011, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

  • Mobile Voice Search, Seminar on Natural Language Processing on Mobile Devices, 2010, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

  • Phonetic Knowledge in Automatic Speech Recognition. Guest lecture, 2008, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

  • Accent Features and Idiodictionaries: On Improving Accuracy for Accented Speakers in ASR. PhD dissertation, 2007, University College London, England (pdf)

  • What Speech Technology Can Teach Us About Accent Variation. In Workshop on Accent, Variation and Change, 2006, University College London, England

  • Pronunciation Variation Modelling using Accent Features. Proceedings of Interspeech conference, 2005, Lisbon, Portugal (pdf)

  • How to Build an Italian Speech Recogniser Without Italian Speech Data. Phonetics and Linguistics PhD Day seminar, 2005, University College London, England

  • Phonological Adaptation using Accent Features in Automatic Speech Recognition. In the journal Speech, Hearing and Language, 2004, London, England

  • Accent Features for Pronunciation Dictionary Adaptation in ASR. Proceedings of CamLing conference, 2004, University of Cambridge, England

  • Using Accent Dictionaries in Automatic Speech Recognition. Alumni Reunion conference, 2003, University College London, England

  • Rustica Romana Lingua. MA thesis about the phonological evolution of late Latin and the Romance languages, 1999, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Techniques and Conventions in Spoken Language Transcription. Symposium on Studies in Spoken French, 1998, University of Copenhagen, Denmark