Spoken Language Systems Lab


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L²F - INESC ID Lisboa

INESC ID's Spoken Language Systems Laboratory (L²F - Laboratório de sistemas de Língua Falada) was created in January 2001, bringing together several research groups which could potentially add relevant contributions to the area of computational processing of spoken language for Portuguese.

Past events:

November 18th, 2011
Catarina Moreira presented Learning to Rank Academic Experts

November 04th, 2011
Luísa Coheur presented PT-STAR - Speech Translation Advanced Research to and from Portuguese

October 28th, 2011
Nuno Homem presented Behavioral Pattern Detection using Compact and Fast Methods

Participation in Conferences:

September 1-3
Joana Paulo Pardal attended IWSDS 2011, the International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems in Granada, Spain.

August 29-September 2
José Portêlo attended Eusipco 2011, the 19th European Signal Processing Conference, in Barcelona, Spain

August 28-31
Isabel Trancoso, João Paulo Neto, Thomas Pellegrini, Alberto Abad, Ramón Astudillo, João Graça and Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli attended Interspeech 2011, the 12thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, in Florence, Italy

Call for Ph.D. applications

The Language Technologies Institute (LTI) of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University offers a dual degree Ph.D. Program in Language and Information Technologies in cooperation with Portuguese Universities. This Ph.D. program is part of the Carnegie Mellon | Portugal Partnership.

The application deadline for the LT Ph.D. program is December 15.

Read more about the application to the Ph.D. Program on the leaflet or here.

PhD Thesis Defense - On October 14th, at 16:00, Ricardo Ribeiro defended his PhD thesis entitled Summarizing Spoken Documents - Avoiding Distracting Content (Room PA-1, Mathematics Pavilion, Instituto Superior Técnico)

Outstanding Paper Award - Nuno Homem and João Paulo Carvalho received the outstanding paper award at the 30th Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS 2011) with the paper Authorship Identification and Author Fingerprints.

Gender Sub-Challenge Prize - The INESC-ID gender detection system won the international evaluation that was promoted in the scope of Interspeech 2010.

IEEE Fellow - Prof. Isabel Trancoso The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, appointed Prof. Isabel Trancoso as a Fellow of this prestigious institution.

Research Opportunities - The Spoken Language Systems Lab is looking for students interested in pursuing a PhD in Language Technologies. Post-Doc positions are also open. The typical PhD program in our lab is held in cooperation with international Universities (currently with Univ. Rochester, New York University, University of Pennsylvania). Cooperations are being established with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and CMU.

Voice Interaction

VoiceInteraction S.A. is a technology based company born in April 2008 as a spin-off from INESC-ID Lisboa. Its primary goal is to develop speech processing technologies. VoiceInteraction team is composed by researchers coming from INESC-ID Lisboa Spoken Language Systems Lab (L2F/INESC-ID) that have worked in the TECNOVOZ project (ADI/PRIME/03/165 - 2006/2008).