LOREDANA CERRATO's PERSONAL INFORMATION:
RESIDENCY: Sweden, Stockholm
LANGUAGE COMPETENCE: Italian, English, Swedish, French, Spanish.
1992: University Honour Degree in Modern Foreign Literatures and
Languages and Linguistics, University of Naples "Federico II".
October 1990/March 1991: Courses of Phonetics, and Psycholinguistics a
the Dept. of Linguistics of the University of Manchester "Victoria"
under the agreement of the Erasmus Project.
July 1994: Elsenet Summer School on Corpus-Based Methods University
of Utrecht OTS (the Nederlands).
September/October1994: III Specialisation course in Italian
Linguistics,University of "Rome III".
July 1999: Elsenet Summer School on Multimodality in Language and
Speech, KTH Stockolm.
Doctorate student in the Graduate School of Speech Technology,
organised by Gothenburg University, Sweden. Topic of research:
multilingual/multimodal speech communication.
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES and RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
Loredana has carried out research activities in the field of
linguistics, phonetics, speech analysis and speech technologies
application (speech synthesis, speech recognition, speaker
verification) since 1993.
Some of the most important experiences are here reported:
1993-94: CIRASS, Neaples (Interdepartmental Centre for the Analysis
and Synthesis of Speech): collection of databases of spoken Italian
1995: National Acoustical Laboratories, AHS, Chatswood, NSW
Australia,: intelligibility tests design and running.
1996/1999: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Rome), "Multimedia Communication
Division" working group "Speech communication", collection of a
speech database for speaker verification over the phone (SIVA);
EUTRANS project "Example-Based Language Translation Systems", project
n. 30268 of the Information Technology LTR European programme.
1999: Dept. of Electronical and Electrotecnical Engineering,
Politecnical University of Bari, Italy, collection of the Italian
database AVIP (Archives of Varieties of Spoken Italian).
2000/2001: Telia Promotor Infovox, Sweden: Development of Text to
Speech Synthesis Systems (Infovox 330).
Loredana has also been lecturing "Speech Teehnologies" at the Dept of
Linguistics of Uppsala University and Italian as a L" in different
Loredana has published 30 papers in conference proocedings and
scientific reviews, among the most relevant:
L. Cerrato. F. Cutugno, P. Maturi, 1992, "A Method for the Statistical
Treatment of Vocalic Formant Values", in the Proceedings of the Fourth
Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology,
L. Cerrato, F. Albano Leoni, M, Falcone, 1998, Is it possible to
evaluate the contribution of visual information to the process of
speech comprehension? Proceedings of the ESCA workshop on audio-visual
speech processing, Cognitive and Computational approaches, ed. By
Burnham D., Sydney Dec. 1998 p.121-126
F,. Balducci L. Cerrato, Performance evaluation test of an automatic
segmentation system for Italian and American-English continuos speech,
in Proceedings of the international conference of Phonetic sciences,
S. Francisco 1999.
L. Cerrato M. Falcone, A. Paoloni, Subjective age estimation of
telephonic voices , in Speech Communication, 31 (2-3) (2000) pp.
L. Cerrato, Introduzione alla fonetica, in M. Orsolini (a cura di) Il
suono delle parole, La nuova Italia 2000, p.199-234