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Selected publications, media, and presentations

  • To appear: Discovering Canonical Indian English Accents: A Crowdsourcing-based Approach. Proceedings of LREC conference, 2018, Miyazaki, Japan

  • Mispronunciation Detection in Children's Reading of Sentences. Journal of IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, March 2018

  • Doing Good Better with Artificial Intelligence. Blogpost on partnership with NetHope to leverage AI for humanitarian use cases. March 2018 (link)

  • AI in Education: Opportunities and Challenges. Panel discussion at the SXSW Education conference in Austin, TX, March 2018 (session)

  • Nuevas Oportunidades para el Aprendizaje en la Era de la Inteligencia Artificial. Keynote on new interfaces to learning at the Expo eLearning conference during Semana de la Educación in Madrid, Spain, March 2018 (session)

  • Interview with 20 Minutos on conversational AI in Skype. February 2018 (link)

  • Interview with TechX365 on AI and its role in society. January 2018 (link)

  • Automatic Evaluation of Reading Aloud Performance in Children. Journal of Speech Communication. Elsevier, 2017 (link)

  • Detection of Mispronunciations and Disfluencies in Children Reading Aloud. Proceedings of Interspeech conference, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden (pdf)

  • Automatic Evaluation of Children Reading Aloud on Sentences and Pseudowords. Proceedings of Interspeech conference, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden (pdf)

  • Design and Analysis of a Database to Evaluate Children's Reading Aloud Performance. Winner of Best Paper award, PROPOR conference, 2016, Tomar, Portugal. Chapter in Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, Springer (pdf)

  • 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 (pdf)

  • Improving Speech Recognition through Automatic Selection of Age Group Specific Acoustic Models. Winner of Best Paper award. Proceedings of PROPOR conference (Springer), 2014, São Carlos, Brazil (pdf)

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

  • 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