FCT project

The goal of the HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION project (Modelos de Hesitações para o Português) is to build a linguistic model of the hesitation content in the spontaneous speech, focusing on the Portuguese language, as well as to release a hesitation database which allows further training and research in the Portuguese language.
Under the term of hesitations, filled pauses, extensions, word cut-offs and repetitions are described by means of the use of automatic speech recognition methods.

This project is conducted in the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT). Within the IT Network and Multimedia area, the Signal Processing Lab - Coimbra group, is the project coordinator.

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