Carlos Mendes

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This paper describes a new generic text-to-speech synthesis system, developed in the scope of the Tecnovoz Project. Although it was primarily targeted at speech synthesis in European Portuguese, its modular architecture and flexible components allows its use for different languages. We also provide a survey on the development of the language resources(More)
BACKGROUND The loss of CD45, the leukocyte-common antigen, has been described in rare cases of large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) subtypes with extranodal involvement by immunohistochemical methods. Here we report a case of a patient with LBCL, with no extranodal lesions, which is CD45 negative by flow cytometry (FC) immunophenotyping. METHODS Immunophenotyping(More)
This paper describes the data collection, annotation and sharing activities carried out within the FP7 EU-funded SAVAS project. The project aims to collect, share and reuse audiovisual language resources from broadcasters and subtitling companies to develop large vocabulary continuous speech recognisers in specific domains and new languages, with the(More)
The Service Catalogue is a fundamental need of Information Technology (IT) organizations because it describes in a formal document the available services that these organizations have to provide. The catalogue contains the respective Service Level Agreements (SLA) that should be met, setting expectations between clients and providers of services. The(More)
This paper describes the INESC-ID participation in the Blizzard Challenge 2008, which consisted in building the two English voices. We have been developing a new European Portuguese TTS system, called DIXI, for the last two years. This year, the system was already stable enough to be used in the challenge, after a partial adaptation to support synthesis in(More)
Leishmania infection in immunocompromised hosts is reported in the literature, mostly concerning human immunodeficiency virus infected patients. It is not well characterized in the context of stem cell transplantation. We report a rare case clinical case of visceral leishmaniasis after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. A 50-year-old Caucasian male was(More)