Scientific reports

Phase I Report 2014 (in Romanian) [pdf]
Phase II Report 2015 (in Romanian) [pdf]
Phase III Report 2016 (in Romanian) [pdf]
Phase IV Report 2017 - in progress (in Romanian) [pdf]

Publications

2017

  • Stefan-Adrian Toma, Adriana Stan, Mihai-Lica Pura, Traian Barsan, "MaRePhoR - An Open Access Machine-Readable Phonetic Dictionary for Romanian", In Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Bucharest, Romania, 2017. [pdf]
  • Adriana Stan, Florina Dinescu, Cristina Tiple, Serban Meza, Bogdan Orza, Magdalena Chirila, Mircea Giurgiu, "The SWARA Speech Corpus: A Large Parallel Romanian Read Speech Dataset", In Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Bucharest, Romania, 2017. [pdf]

2016

  • Magdalena Chirilă, Cristina Țiple, Florica Veronica Dinescu, Silviu Matu, Radu Șoflău, Mircea Giurgiu, Adriana Stan, Daniel David, "Voice-related quality of life in laryngectomies and the next generation of vocal assistive technologies", In Proc. AHNS 9th International COnference on Head and Neck Cancer, July 16-20, Seattle, USA, 2016 [poster]
  • A.Bona, C. Lemnaru, R. Potolea, "Syllabification with frequent sequence patterns - A language independent approach", In Proc. of the 9th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR 2017), 1-3 November 2016, Funchal, Portugal, Poster Session 2 [pdf] | [poster]
  • Adriana Stan, Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Bogdan Orza, Mircea Giurgiu, "Blind Speech Segmentation using Spectrogram-image Based Features and Mel Cepstral Coefficients", In Proc. IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, San Diego, USA, 2016 [pdf]
  • Alexandru Moldovan, Adriana Stan, Mircea Giurgiu, "Improving Sentence-level Alignment of Speech with Imperfect Transcripts using Utterance Concatenation and VAD", In Proc. of IEEE ICCP, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016 [pdf]

2015

  • Cristina Tiple, Silviu Matu, Florina Veronica Dinescu, Rodica Muresan, Radu Soflau, Tudor Drugan, Mircea Giurgiu, Adriana Stan, Daniel David, Magdalena Chirila, "Voice-related quality of life results in laryngectomies with today’s speech options and expectations from the next generation of vocal assistive technologies", in Proc. of the 5th IEEE International Conference on E-Health and Bioengineering - EHB 2015, Iasi, Romania. [pdf]
  • F. V. Dinescu, C. Ţiple, Magdalena Chirilă, R. Mureşan, T. Drugan, M. Cosgarea, "Evaluation of health-related quality of life with EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-H&N35 in Romanian laryngeal cancer patients" in European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck, ISSN 0937-4477, Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, DOI 10.1007/s00405-015-3809-0 [link]
  • M. Chirila, C. Tiple, F.V. Dinescu, SD. Bolboaca, "Clinical investigation of Quality-of-Life data among laryngectomized patients." Proceedings of 49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation, 27-30 May, 2015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, pg 103-106, Medimond Publishers, Bologna, Italy, ISBN: 978-88-7587-719-4 [link]
  • Tiple C., Dinescu F. V., Chirila M., Muresan R., Drugan T., Cosgarea M, "IMPACT ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND VOICE HANDICAP IN LARYNGECTOMEES AFTER VOCAL REHABILITATION", In Proc. of the 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS, 7-11 June, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015 [ppt] | [link]
  • Dinescu F. V., Tiple C., Chirila M., Muresan R., Drugan T., Cosgarea M., "EVALUATION OF HRQL WITH EORTC QLQ-C30 AND QLQ-H&N35 IN ROMANIAN LARYNGEAL CANCER PATIENTS", In Proc. of the 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS, 7-11 June, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015 [poster] | [link]
  • Matu S., Șoflău R., Cîmpean A., David D., Chirilă M., Ţiple C., Dinescu V., Mureșan R., "What do patients with laryngectomy expect from the next generation of vocal assistive systems? A qualitative and quantitative analysis of users’ needs and expected improvements.", In Proc. of the 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS, 7-11 June, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015 [pdf] | [poster] | [link]
  • Matu S., Șoflău R., Cîmpean A., David D., Chirilă M., Ţiple C., Dinescu V., Mureșan R., "PSYCHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS LINKING VOCAL HANDICAP AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN LARYNGECTOMY PATIENTS", In Proc. of the 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS, 7-11 June, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015 [pdf] | [link]
  • Stefan Prisca, Rodica Potolea, Mihaela Dinsoreanu, "A language independent user adaptable approach for word auto-completion", In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP), ISBN: 978-1-4673-8199-4, pp. 43-49, 3-5 Septemeber, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2015. [pdf] | [ppt] | [link]
  • Diana Balc, Anamaria Beleiu, Rodica Potolea and Camelia Lemnaru, "A learning-based Approach for Romanian Syllabification and Stress Assignment", In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP), ISBN: 978-1-4673-8199-4, pp. 37-42, 3-5 September, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2015. [pdf] | [ppt] | [link]
  • Adriana Stan, Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Mircea Giurgiu, Simon King, "Phonetic Segmentation of Speech using STEP and t-SNE", In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), ISBN: 978-1-4673-7559-7, pp.11-16, 14-17 October, Bucuresti, Romania, 2015. [pdf] | [ppt] | [link]

Bachelor and Masters Theses

2017 - Phase IV - System adaptation

  • Ioana NEAGU, "Fast Predictive Text Input on Mobile Devices", Bachelor thesis, 2017

2016 - Phase III: Integration and Evaluation

  • Alexandru Moldovan, "Improving Sentence-level Alignment of Speech with Imperfect Transcripts using Utterance Concatenation and VAD", Bachelor thesis, 2016
  • Laurentiu Rogean, "Predictive Text Input on Mobile Devices", Bachelor thesis, 2016

2015 - Phase II: Experimental components development

  • Ștefan Prișcă, "Language Independent, User Oriented Auto-completion", Bachelor Thesis, 2015
  • Cătălin Gabriel Stan, "Text autocompletion based on the user's input history", Bachelor Thesis, 2015
  • Anamaria Mihaela Beleiu, "Supervised learning for lexical stress discovery in Romanian", Bachelor Thesis, 2015
  • Diana Maria Balc, "Supervised Learning for Romanian Language Syllabification", Bachelor Thesis, 2015
  • Alexandru Marchiș, "Romanian words syllabification based on pre-computed data search", Masters Thesis, 2015
  • Grigore Toth, "Software tools and comparative studies on POS tagging for Romanian and English languages. Application on text to speech synthesis", Bachelor Thesis, 2015
  • Răzvan Ghica, "Adaptive filters applied for speech enhancement", Bachelor Thesis, 2015.
  • Daniela Domnici, "A web-based tool for the subjective evaluation of synthetic voices", Bachelor Thesis, 2015.

2015 - Summer internships

During the summer of 2015 we offered internship opportunities for a number of selected students from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology to join the "Speech Processing" research group and to explore various topics related to the challenges in "Swara" project, as follows:

  • Automatic Part of Speech Tagging for Romanian (Popp Lucian, Toth Nandor, 3rd year BSc Telecom.);
  • Text normalization for several categories of words (Rigan Levente, Bede Domokos, 3rd year BSc Telecom.)
  • Experiments using language models for text prediction (Stancovici Georgian, Rogean Laurentiu, Iovan Paul, 3rd year BSc Telecomm.)
  • Experiments using speech segmentation at syllable level (Ferenc Izsak, Sandy Endre, Comorasu Lucian, 3rd year BSc Electronics).

2014 - Phase I: Resources & Specifications

  • Dana Toșa, "Experiments on speech and text alignment of audiobooks data. Applications for text to speech synthesis", Bachelor Thesis , 2014.
  • Patricia Costin, "Automatic syllable segmentation of speech signals using the sonority function", Bachelor Thesis 2014.
  • Alin Rusu, "Prediction of words polarity and user feedback for sentiment analysis in text data", Bachelor Thesis, 2014.
  • Sebastian Rus, "Automatic voice selection of a target speaker from broadcasted news using a diarization toolkit", Bachelor Thesis, 2014.
  • Marius Hantig, "Automatic recognition of speech emotions using prosodic features", Bachelor Thesis, 2014.

Online demos

Promotional materials

Leaflet - 2015 [pdf]
Poster - 2015 [pdf]