Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language: 8th International Conference, PROPOR 2008 Aveiro, Portugal, September 8-10, 2008, Proceedings

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A. Joaquim da Silva Teixeira, Vera Lúcia Strube de Lima, Luís Caldas de Oliveira, Paulo Quaresma
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 4, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 278 pages
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, PROPOR 2008, held in Aveiro, Portugal, in September 2008.

The 21 revised full papers and 16 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on speech analysis; ontologies, semantics and anaphora resolution; speech synthesis; machine learning applied to natural language processing; speech recognition and applications; natural language processing tools and applications; posters.

 

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Contents

A Comparative Study
1
Frication and Voicing Classification
11
A Spoken Dialog System Speech Interface Based on a Microphone Array
21
A DictionaryBased Lexical Ontology for Portuguese
31
Comparing Window and Syntax Based Strategies for Semantic Extraction
41
The Mitkov Algorithm for Anaphora Resolution in Portuguese
51
A Close Look at the subject
61
Boundary Refining Aiming at Speech Synthesis Applications
71
A Paraphraser for Machine Translation
202
New Challenges and Old Wisdom
212
Bigger Thicker and Easier
216
The Identification and Description of Frozen Prepositional Phrases through a CorpusOriented Study
220
Referencial Cohesion Recovery in Extractive Summaries
224
Answering Portuguese Questions
228
An Online QA Service for Portuguese
232
Using Semantic Prototypes for Discourse Status Classification
236

EvolutionaryBased Design of a Brazilian Portuguese Recording Script for a Concatenative Synthesis System
81
DIXI A Generic TexttoSpeech System for European Portuguese
91
First Results
101
Statistical Machine Translation of Broadcast News from Spanish to Portuguese
112
Combining Multiple Features for Automatic Text Summarization through Machine Learning
122
Some Experiments on Clustering Similar Sentences of Texts in Portuguese
133
Portuguese PartofSpeech Tagging Using Entropy Guided Transformation Learning
143
Learning Coreference Resolution for Portuguese Texts
153
Domain Adaptation of a Broadcast News Transcription System for the Portuguese Parliament
163
Automatic Classification and Transcription of Telephone Speech in Radio Broadcast Data
172
A Platform of Distributed Speech Recognition for the European Portuguese Language
182
Supporting eLearning with Language Technology for Portuguese
192
Using System Expectations to Manage User Interactions
240
Adaptive Modeling and High Quality Spectral Estimation for Speech Enhancement
244
On the Voiceless Aspirated Stops in Brazilian Portuguese
248
Comparison of Phonetic Segmentation Tools for European Portuguese
252
Spoltech and OGI22 Baseline Systems for Speech Recognition in Brazilian Portuguese
256
Development of a Speech Recognizer with the Tecnovoz Database
260
Dynamic Language Modeling for the European Portuguese
264
An Approach to Natural Language Equation Reading in Digital Talking Books
268
Topic Segmentation in a Media Watch System
272
Author Index
276
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