Albert Febrer


Generation of Language Resources for the Development of Speech Technologies in Catalan
A. Moreno | Albert Febrer | Lluis Márquez
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

This paper describes a joint initiative of the Catalan and Spanish Government to produce Language Resources for the Catalan language. A similar methodology to the Basic Language Resource Kit (BLARK) concept was applied to determine the priorities on the production of the Language Resources. The paper shows the LR and tools currently available for the Catalan Language both for Language and Speech technologies. The production of large databases for Automatic Speech Recognition purposes already started. All the resources generated in the project follow EU standards, will be validated by an external centre and will be free and public available through ELRA.


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A speech-to-speech translation system for Catalan, Spanish, and English
Victoria Arranz | Elisabet Comelles | David Farwell | Climent Nadeu | Jaume Padrell | Albert Febrer | Dorcas Alexander | Kay Peterson
Proceedings of the 6th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Technical Papers

In this paper we describe the FAME interlingual speech-to- speech translation System for Spanish, Catalan and English which is intended to assist users in the reservation of a hotel room when calling or visiting abroad. The System has been developed as an extension of the existing NESPOLE! translation system [4] which translates between English, German, Italian and French. After a brief introduction we describe the Spanish and Catalan System components including speech recognition, transcription to IF mapping, IF to text generation and speech synthesis. We also present a task-oriented evaluation method used to inform about system development and some preliminary results.


NaniTrans: a Speech Labelling Tool
David Portabella | Albert Febrer | Asunción Moreno
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)