Sérgio Paulo


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Sérgio Paulo graduated in Electrotechnical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico ([1]) of the Technical University of Lisbon, in 2001. He is a PhD student on Corpus-based Speech Synthesis at L2F since December of 2001. His current research interests are corpus design, automatic phonetic alignment techniques, pronunciation modeling and automatic building of annotated linguistic databases. His current efforts are being spent on speeding up the creation of synthetic voices for any speaker.

Sérgio Paulo


International Conferences


  • Sérgio Paulo, Luís C. Oliveira, Carlos Miguel Duarte Mendes, Luís António Dias Mestre Figueira, Renato Márcio de França Cassaca, Maria do Céu Guerreiro Viana Ribeiro, Helena Moniz, DIXI - A Generic Text-to-Speech System for European Portuguese, In PROPOR 2008 - 8th International Conference on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, Springer-Verlag, vol. 5190, series LNAI, pages 91-100, Aveiro, Portugal, September 2008


  • Christian Weiss, Luís C. Oliveira, Sérgio Paulo, Carlos Miguel Duarte Mendes, Luís António Dias Mestre Figueira, Marco Vala, Pedro Sequeira, Ana Paiva, Thurid Vogt, Elisabeth Andre, ECIRCUS: Building Voices for Autonomous Speaking Agents, In 6th Speech Synthesis Workshop, ISCA, Bonn, August 2007




  • Sérgio Paulo, Luís C. Oliveira, Improving the Accuracy of the Speech Synthesis Based Phonetic Alignment Using Multiple Acoustic Features, In Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language - Proc. of the 6th Intl. Workshop, PROPOR 2003, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, series Lecture Notes in Artificial Inteligence, pages 31-39, Faro, Portugal, June 2003


  • Sérgio Paulo, Luís C. Oliveira, Multilevel Annotation Of Speech Signals Using Weighted Finite State Transducers, In 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Santa Monica, California, September 2002

Technical Reports


  • David Martins de Matos, Ricardo Ribeiro, Sérgio Paulo, Fernando Batista, Luísa Coheur, Joana Paulo Pardal, Natural Language Engineering on a Computational Grid (NLE-GRID) T2 - Encapsulation of Reusable Components, Tech. Rep. 31 / 2008 INESC-ID Lisboa, January 2008

Doctoral Theses


  • Sérgio Paulo, Automatic Methods for Building Speech Synthesis Corpora, PhD thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, June 2009

Research Interests

  • Speech syntesis
  • Computational processing of speech signals
  • Signal processing