Publications


Selected publications and presentations

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

  • To appear: "La Naturaleza Elusiva del Sentido". Chapter in El Uso de la Lingüística en el Derecho de Hoy. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. 2014, Mexico

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

  • "Improving Speech Recognition through Automatic Selection of Age Group Specific Acoustic Models". 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.

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

  • "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

  • "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.

  • "How to Build an Italian Speech Recogniser Without Italian Speech Data". Phonetics and Linguisics 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