Expert profile: Loredana Cerrato

[ ID = 0789 ] Loredana Cerrato 
Name Cerrato, Loredana
Job Title PhD  
Organisation Acapela Group Sweden 
Address Po Box 1328 
Postal Code 17126  
City Solna 
Country Sweden 
Phone + 46 81998611
Email loredana.cerrato_(on)_acapela-group.com [@ replaced for spam protection]
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Specialism Speechtechnology:
Acoustic Phonetics
Multimodal Communciation
Human-Machine Interaction
Speech Synthesis 
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   RESIDENCY: Sweden, Stockholm

   LANGUAGE COMPETENCE: Italian, English, Swedish, French, Spanish.

   E-MAIL: Loredana_Cerrato@hotmail.com


   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.


   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
   private schools.


   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,
   Brisbane p.698-703.

   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

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