Sérgio Paulo

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Sérgio F Paulo

Sérgio F Paulo graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2001 from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon. In 2009, he received a Doutor degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST of the Technical University of Lisbon. His research interests span from optimal corpus design to automatic phonetic segmentation, with a strong emphasis on pronunciation modeling, applied to speech synthesis.

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Publications

International Conferences

2008

  • 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

2007

  • 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

2005

2004

2003

  • 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

2002

  • 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

2008

  • 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

2009

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

Research Interests

  • Speech synthesis
  • Automatic corpora building techniques
  • Speech processing