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The recent evolution of Carl, an intelligent mobile robot, is presented. The paper focuses on robust spoken language understanding (SLU) and on knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR). Robustness in SLU is achieved through the combination of deep and shallow parsing, tolerating non-grammatical utterances. The KRR module supports the integration of(More)
Knowledge of the speech production mechanism is essential for the development of speech production models and theories. Magnetic Resonance Imaging delivers high quality images of soft tissues, has multiplanar capacity and allows for the visual-ization of the entire vocal tract. To our knowledge, there are no complete and systematic Magnetic Resonance(More)
A Silent Speech Interface (SSI) aims at performing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) in the absence of an intelligible acoustic signal. It can be used as a human-computer interaction modality in high-background-noise environments, such as living rooms, or in aiding speech-impaired individuals, increasing in prevalence with ageing. If this interaction(More)
When transcribing Broadcast News data in highly inflected languages, the vocabulary growth leads to high out-of-vocabulary rates. To address this problem, we propose a daily and unsupervised adaptation approach which dynamically adapts the active vocabulary and LM to the topic of the current news segment during a multi-pass speech recognition process. Based(More)
In this paper new EMMA data regarding European Portuguese nasals is presented. Some details about corpus constitution, recording and annotation is given. First results from analysis are presented. Quantitative analysis of velum movement was done for nasal vowels between stops. For the other contexts representative examples are presented and qualitatively(More)