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National Projects

MISNIS (2013-2015)
Develop an analysis framework that can help to determine the effect of social networks in society. The intended framework will enable the identification and traction of important events (topics) and key actors within those topics, as well as identify their origin and propagation timeline. Measures and indicators to characterize events will be proposed by the research team and provided by the framework contributing with essential information to understand the social network phenomena and its importance in current world society.
IC4U (2013-2015)
In this project, we will apply advanced computational and modelling strategies to clinical data sets (including both instrumentation data and text medical notes) in an effort to. 1) identify important factors or features that lead to unfavourable or favourable clinical conditions that determine if a patient should be released or not from that ICU with minimum risk of readmission; 2) Design specific decision models that will support clinician’s decisions in terms of releasing a patient form the ICU, in order to achieve more favourable clinical outcomes.
INSIDE (2014-2018)
INSIDE explores the scientific and technological challenges involved in developing symbiotic human-robot interactions in the context of a physical game involving children. To this goal, INSIDE investigates how to extend multiagent planning under uncertainty to cooperative scenarios involving human and robot agents. INSIDE also investigates natural forms of interaction (including spoken interactions) and how contextual and environment information (collected by a sensor network) can improve the communication between robot and human agents during joint collaborative tasks involving activities in a physical environment. The outcomes of INSIDE will be deployed in “Centro para o Desenvolvimento da Criança” (CDC, Child Development Center) of Hospital Garcia de Orta, in a physical game specially designed by the INSIDE team. [1]
TRATAHI (2015)
The goal of this exploratory project, in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University, is to design a web-based tool for man-in-the-loop joint robust Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Machine Translation (MT). For this purpose research will be centered on representing the uncertainty of ASR and MT outputs expressed as a lattice, incorporating user feedback to the lattice and sharing information among MT and ASR lattices for improved performance.[2]

Past International Projects

  • COST Action IC1307 - The European Network on Integrating Vision and Language (iV&L Net) (2013-2017)
  • COST Action IC1206 - De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content (2013-2017)
  • COST Action IS1312 - TextLink: Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe (2013-2017)
  • RAGE - Realising an Applied Gaming Ecosystem (2015-2018)
  • SPEDIAL - Spoken Dialogue Analytics [3] (2013-2015)
  • DIRHA - Voice-enabled automated home environments based on distant-speech interaction in different languages (2012-2015)
  • euTV - Adaptive Channels in Europe (2010-2012)
  • METANET4U - Network of Excellence forging the multilingual Europe Technology Alliance (2010-2012)
  • LIREC - LIving with Robots and InteractivE Companions (2008-2012)
  • I-DASH - The Investigator’s Dashboard (2008-2010)
  • VIDIVIDEO - Interactive semantic video search with a large thesaurus of machine learned audio-visual concepts(2007-2010)
  • COST-2102 - Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication (2006-2010)
  • COST-2103 - Advanced Voice Function Assessment (2006-2010)
  • E-Circus - Education through Characters with Emotional Intelligence and Role-playing Capabilities that Understand Social Interaction (2006-2008)
  • COST 277 - Nonlinear Speech Processing (2001-2005)
  • COST 278 - Spoken Language Interaction in Telecommunication (2001-2005)
  • ALERT - Alert System for Selective Dissemination of Multimedia Information (2000-2002)
  • AUDIOLING-LP - Multimedia course for foreign students of the Portuguese language (Socrates Program)
  • SPEECHDAT - Speech Databases for for Creation of Voice Driven Teleservices (1994-1999)
  • VODIS - Advanced Speech Technologies for Voice Operated Driver Information Systems (1995-1999)
  • SPRACH - Speech Recognition ALgorithms for Connectionist Hybrids (1995-1998)
  • ELSNET - European Network in Language and Speech
  • ECESS - European Center of Excellence on Speech Synthesis

Past National Projects

  • MT4M - Machine Translation for Microblogs (2015)
  • VOCE - Voice coaching for reduced stress (2012-2015)
  • SUSPECT - SecUre SPEeCh Technologies (2012-2015)
  • VITHEA - Virtual Therapist for Aphasia treatment (2010-2012)
  • AVOZ - Models for automatic speech recognition for the Elderly (2012-2013)
  • PoSTPort - POrting Speech Technologies to other varieties of Portuguese (2008-2010)
  • OBIAN Lexical and grammatical resources for recognizing syntactic-semantic relationships on text (2010-2012)
  • FalaComigo - Enhance the Cultural Tourism through the Interaction with Virtual Characters (2010-2013)
  • REAP.PT - Computer Assisted Language Learning: Reading Practice (2009-2012)
  • PT-STAR - Speech Translation Advanced Research to and from Portuguese (2009-2012)
  • ARIA - Ambient-assisted Reading Interfaces for the Ageing-society (2010-2012)
  • FleetMod - FleetMod (simulate and predict the behavior of the skippers of fishing vessels to provide a framework to test the effectiveness of different management policies) (2008-2011)
  • StopFire - StopFire (a distributed intelligent system for forest fire combat aid) (2007-2011)
  • Tecnovoz - Tecnologia de Reconhecimento e Síntese de Voz (2006-2008)
  • RiCoBa - Rich Content Books for All (2005-2007)
  • LECTRA - Rich Transcription of Lectures for E-Learning Applications (2005-2007)
  • NLE GRID - Natural Language Engineering on a Computational Grid (2005-2007)
  • WFST - Weighted Finite State Transducers Applied to Spoken Language Processing (2004-2007)
  • DIGA - Dialog Interface for Global Access (2004-2007)
  • PAPOUS - The Story Teller (2003-2005)
  • IPSOM - Indexing, Integration and Sound Retrieval in Multimedia Documents (2000-2004)
  • ATA - Automatic Terms Acquisition (2001-2003)
  • FALA2 (2000-2003)
  • CITE-IV - Augmentative Communication Tools in Portuguese (1999-2000)
  • DIXI+ - A Text-to-Speech Synthesizer in Portuguese for Alternative and Augmentative Communication (1999-2001)
  • REC - Speech Recognition Applied to Telecommunications (1997-2000)
  • PRAXIS_FALA - Reconhecimento de fala de Alto Desempenho em Português (1997-1999)
  • CORAL - Labelled Spoken Dialogue Corpus (1997-1999)
  • BDFALA (in Portuguese) - Spoken Database for European Portuguese (1994-1998)
  • EDIFALA (in Portuguese) - Vocal Support System for Oral and Motor Handicapped (1993-1997)

Past Bilateral contracts

  • LIFAPOR - Spoken Books in European and Brazilian Portuguese (2005-2007)
  • ARARA - Automatic directory assistant service for Portuguese Telecom, together with Philips Speech Techonology (1999-2001)
  • SVIT (in Portuguese) - Partial Automation of Directory Services Based on Synthesis of Telephone Numbers (1995-1999)

Projects finished before 1995

  • WERNICKE - A Neural Network Based, Speaker Independent, Large Vocabulary, Continuous Speech Recognition System (1992-1995)
  • RELATOR - A European Network of Repositories for Linguistic Resources (1993-1994)
  • SAM_A (ESPRIT III) - Multi-Lingual Speech Input/Output Assessment, Methodology and Standardization (1992-1993)
  • ONOMASTICA (Language Research Engineering) - Multi-Language Pronounciation Dictionary of Proper Names and Place Names (1993-1995)
  • SUNSTAR (ESPRIT II) - Integration and Design of Speech Understanding Interfaces (1989-1992)
  • HCM-ELSNET (Human Capital Mobility) - Phrase Level Phonology and Dialogue & Discourse (1994-1996)
  • EUREKA 151 - High quality speech coding at medium-to-low bit rates (1987-1990)
  • COST 229 - Applications od Digital Signal Processing to Telecommunications (1990-1993)
  • COMETT - A Trans-European Platform for Transferable Continuing Education in Digital Signal Processing (1990-1993)