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:

July 11th,2012 (Wednesday, 16:00, Room 336)
Samuel Zeng presented Ensemble pruning via Weighted Accuracy and Diversity

June 22nd,2012
Wang Ling presented Entropy-based Pruning for Phrase-based Machine Translation

June 8th,2012
Ramon Fernandez Astudillo presented A Discussion of Recent Advancements in Neural Networks for Acoustic Modeling and how this can affect AUDIMUS

May 25th,2012
Peter A. Machonis presented Formalization of English Phrasal Verbs

Participation in Conferences:

May 21-27, 2012
Ana Cristina Mendes, Ângela Costa, Gracinda Carvalho, João Graça and Luís Marujo attended LREC 2012, the international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, in Istanbul, Turkey

April 17-20, 2012
Alberto Abad, David Martins de Matos, Gracinda Carvalho, Isabel Trancoso, José David Lopes, Nuno Mamede and Ricardo Ribeiro will attend PROPOR 2012, the 10th International Conference on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, in Coimbra, Portugal.

March 25-30, 2012
José Portêlo and Ramon Fernandez Astudillo attended ICASSP 2012, the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, in Kyoto, Japan

March 15-16, 2012
Anabela Barreiro attended The Multilingual Web – The Way Ahead, in Luxembourg

February 29 - March 2, 2012
Thomas Pellegrini attended Speech and Corpora 2012 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to present the extension of the LECTRA corpus (University lecture transcriptions)

New Master Theses Themes at L2F http://www.l2f.inesc-id.pt/~imt/msc_prop2012.html

Free Online Course - Ciberescola and INESC-ID are launching the course Speaking and Listening in Portuguese, designed to help learners to develop their oral fluency both in speaking and listening comprehension. A new course is starting on 2nd April (3-month duration). Visit: http://www.cibercursoslp.com/inscricoes.html

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).