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... Sara Maria Fernandes Rato e Costa Marques Candeias

Researcher

Sara Candeias

Former IT academic position: Post. Doc.
Joining/Leaving IT dates: 13-12-2007 / 01-10-2015
Roles held in IT: Researcher
Former IT scientific area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Co

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Coimbra, 01-01-2007
  • MSc, Universidade de Coimbra, 01-01-1999
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Coimbra, 01-01-1995
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Coimbra, 01-01-1994
  • Técnicas de Composição Avançada, Universidade de Coimbra, Tradução
  • Língua Portuguesa I, Universidade da Beira Interior, Ciências da Comunicação, Cinema, Design Multimédia
  • Língua Portuguesa II, Universidade da Beira Interior, Ciências da Comunicação, Cinema, Design Multimédia
  • Comunicação Oral e Escrita, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, (for all academic courses)
  • Comunicação Oral e Escrita , Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, (for all academic courses)
  • Introduction to Portuguese Linguistics, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portuguese Sign Language
  • Portuguese Language II, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portuguese Sign Language
Co-Supervision of theses
  • A. Veiga, D. Celorico, J. Proença, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Prosodic and Phonetic Features for Speaking Styles Classification and Detection, Chapter in, Advances in Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages, D. Torre Toledano, A. Ortega Giménez, A. Teixeira, J. González Rodríguez, L. Hernández Gómez, R. San Segundo Hernández, and D. Ramos Castro, Springer, Madrid, 2012
  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, D. Celorico, J. Proença, F. Perdigão, Towards Automatic Classification of Speech Styles, Chapter in, Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, H. Caseli, A. Villavicencio, A. Teixeira, and F. Perdigão, Springer, Coimbra, 2012
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Integração Linguística em Sistemas de Conversão de Grafema para Fone(ma), Chapter in, Estudos de Linguística, Ana Luís, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, 2011
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, New Prototypes of Syllable Structure for Teaching/Learning Portuguese, Chapter in, Language, Learning and Teaching, Siu-Lun Lee & Victoria Tuzlukova, Academic Press, Athens, Greece, 2011
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Conversor de grafemas para fones baseado em regras para português, Chapter in, Perspectivas sobre a Linguateca: 10 anos, Luís Costa, Diana Santos & Nuno Cardoso, Linguateca, Lisboa, 2008
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Aspectos da percepção de /v/ (/b/): contributo para o estudo translinguístico de processamento .es - .pt, Chapter in, Aula Ibérica, Á. M. Dios, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, 2007
  • J. Proença, C. Lopes, M.Tjalve Tjalve, A. Stolcke, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Automatic Evaluation of Children Reading Aloud on Sentences and Pseudowords, ISCA - Conf. of the International Speech Communication Association - INTERSPEECH, Stockholm, Sweden, Vol., pp. -, August, 2017 | BibTex
  • J. Proença, C. Lopes, M.Tjalve Tjalve, A. Stolcke, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Detection of Mispronunciations and Disfluencies in Children Reading Aloud, ISCA - Conf. of the International Speech Communication Association - INTERSPEECH, Stockholm, Sweden, Vol., pp. -, August, 2017 | BibTex
  • J. Proença, D. Celorico, C. Lopes, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Automatic Annotation of Disfluent Speech in Children's Reading Tasks, IX Jornadas en Tecnologías del Habla and V Iberian SLTech Workshop IberSPEECH 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. 172 - 181, November, 2016,
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  • J. Proença, D. Celorico, C. Lopes, M. D. Dias, M.Tjalve Tjalve, A. Stolcke, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Design and Analysis of a Database to Evaluate Children's Reading Aloud Performance, International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, Tomar, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. 385 - 395, July, 2016 | BibTex
  • J. Proença, D. Celorico, S. Candeias, C. Lopes, F. Perdigão, The LetsRead Corpus of Portuguese Children Reading Aloud for Performance Evaluation, ELRA International Conf. on Language Resources and Evaluation, - LREC, Portorož, Slovenia, Vol. 1, pp. 781 - 785, May, 2016 | BibTex
  • J. Proença, D. Celorico, S. Candeias, C. Lopes, F. Perdigão, Children’s Reading Aloud Performance: a Database and Automatic Detection of Disfluencies, ISCA - Conf. of the International Speech Communication Association - INTERSPEECH, Dresden, Germany, Vol. -, pp. 1655 - 1659, September, 2015,
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  • J. Proença, D. Celorico, S. Candeias, C. Lopes, A. Veiga, F. Perdigão, A Database of Children Reading Aloud for Reading Performance Evaluation, 10th Conference on Telecommunications Conftele, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2015,
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  • J. Proença, O. C. Costa, D. Celorico, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Automatic Detection of Disfluencies in Children Reading Aloud Using Task Specific Lattices, 10th Conference on Telecommunications Conftele, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2015,
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  • J. Proença, A. Veiga, S. Candeias, J. Lemos, C. Januário, F. Perdigão, Characterizing Parkinson's Disease Speech by Acoustic and Phonetic Features, International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, São Carlos, Brazil, Vol. 8775, pp. 24 - 35, October, 2014,
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  • V. Marquiafável, C. Shulby, A. Veiga, J. Proença, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Rule-Based Algorithms for Automatic Pronunciation of Portuguese Verbal Inflections, International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, São Carlos, Brazil, Vol. 8775, pp. 36 - 47, October, 2014,
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  • A. Hämäläinen Hämäläinen, Cho, H. Cho, S. Candeias, T.Pellegrini Pellegrini, Abad, A. Abad, M.Tjalve Tjalve, I. Trancoso, M. D. Dias, Automatically Recognising European Portuguese Children's Speech: Pronunciation Patterns Revealed by an Analysis of ASR Errors, International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, S. Carlos, Brazil, Vol. 8775, pp. -- - --, October, 2014 | BibTex
  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Grafone - Online Grapheme to Phoneme Converter for European Portuguese, International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, São Carlos, Brazil, Vol. -, pp. - - -, October, 2014,
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  • A. Hämäläinen Hämäläinen, S. Candeias, Cho, H. Cho, H. Meinedo, Abad, A. Abad, T.Pellegrini Pellegrini, M.Tjalve Tjalve, I. Trancoso, M. D. Dias, Correlating ASR Errors with Developmental Changes in Speech Production: A Study of 3-10-Year-Old European Portuguese Children’s Speech, INTERSPEECH Workshop on Child Computer Interaction - WOCCI, --, Singapore, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, September, 2014 | BibTex
  • G. Mendonça, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, C. Shulby, R. Toniazzo, A. Klautau, S. M. Aluísio, A Method for the Extraction of Phonetically-Rich Triphone Sentences, International Telecommunications Symposium - ITC, São Paulo, Brazil, Vol. -, pp. -- - --, August, 2014 | BibTex
  • S. Candeias, D. Celorico, J. Proença, A. Veiga, C. Lopes, F. Perdigão, HESITA(te) in Portuguese, European Language Resources Association (ELRA) International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation - LREC, Reykjavik, Iceland, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, May, 2014 | BibTex
  • S. Candeias, A. Veiga, F. Perdigão, Sistema automático de pronunciação de verbos, Brazilian Comput Soc Brazilian Symp. in Information and Human Language Technology - STIL, Fortaleza, Brazil, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, October, 2013 | BibTex
  • A. Veiga, J. Proença, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Acoustic Phonetic and Prosodic Features of Parkinson s Disease Speech, Brazilian Comput Soc Brazilian Symp. in Information and Human Language Technology - STIL, Fortaleza, Brazil, Vol. 1, pp. -- - --, October, 2013,
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  • T.Pellegrini Pellegrini, A. Hämäläinen Hämäläinen, P. Boula de Mareüil Boula de Mareüil, M.Tjalve Tjalve, I. Trancoso, S. Candeias, M. D. Dias, D. Braga Braga, A corpus-based study between elderly and young speakers of European Portuguese: acoustic correlates and their impact on speech recognition performance, ISCA - Conf. of the International Speech Communication Association - INTERSPEECH, Lyon, France, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, August, 2013 | BibTex
  • S. Candeias, D. Celorico, J. Proença, A. Veiga, F. Perdigão, HESITA(tions) in Portuguese: a database, ISCA, Interspeech satellite workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech - DiSS, Stockholm, Sweden, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, August, 2013 | BibTex
  • D. Celorico, J. Proença, A. Veiga, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Acoustical Characterization of Vocalic Fillers in European Portuguese, ISCA, Interspeech satellite workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech - DiSS, Stockholm, Sweden, Vol. 54(1), pp. 63 - 66, August, 2013,
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  • S. Candeias, J. Proença, A. Veiga, F. Perdigão, On the influence of the Parkinson disease in vowel production, Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia - PaPI, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, June, 2013 | BibTex
  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Developing a Hybrid Grapheme to Phoneme Converter for European Portuguese, Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 297 - 300, May, 2013,
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  • S. Candeias, D. Celorico, J. Proença, A. Veiga, F. Perdigão, Automatically distinguishing styles of speech, Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 77 - 80, May, 2013 | BibTex
  • A. Veiga, J. Proença, D. Celorico, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Vocalic Filler Characterization using Acoustical Properties Derived from Cepstrum, VII Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla and III Iberian SLTech Workshop - IberSPEECH 2012, Madrid, Spain, Vol. -, pp. 260 - 268, November, 2012,
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  • S. Candeias, A. Veiga, D. Celorico, J. Proença, F. Perdigão, Eventos Linguísticos na Classificação Automática de Estilos de Fala, APL, XXVIII Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística - APL, Faro, Portugal, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, October, 2012 | Full text (PDF 102 KBs) | BibTex
  • S. Candeias, A. Veiga, F. Perdigão, Conversor de Grafemas em Fonemas: Um Recurso Linguístico para o Português Europeu, APL, XXVIII Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística - APL, Faro, Portugal, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, October, 2012 | Full text (PDF 244 KBs) | BibTex
  • S. Candeias, A. Veiga, C. Lopes, F. Perdigão, A Realização do Schwa no Português Europeu, Brazilian Comput Soc Brazilian Symp. in Information and Human Language Technology - STIL, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Vol. ---, pp. 26 - 31, October, 2011,
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  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Generating a Pronunciation Dictionary for European Portuguese Using a Joint-Sequence Model with Embedded Stress Assignment, Brazilian Comput Soc Brazilian Symp. in Information and Human Language Technology - STIL, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Vol., pp. 144 - 153, October, 2011,
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  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Investigating new syllables prototypes for the portuguese language, International Congress of Phonetic Sciences - ICPhS XVII, Hong Kong, China, Vol. ---, pp. 388 - 391, August, 2011,
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  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, C. Lopes, F. Perdigão, Characterization of Hesitations Using Acoustic Models, International Congress of Phonetic Sciences - ICPhS XVII, Hong Kong, China, Vol. -, pp. 2054 - 2057, August, 2011,
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  • S. Candeias, A. Veiga, F. Perdigão, A statistical study of Pronunciation Variation of Schwa in Portuguese, Whorkshop on the Sound Change, Barcelona, Spain, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, October, 2010,
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  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, L. V. Sá, F. Perdigão, Using Coarticulation Rules in Automatic Phonetic Transcription, International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Vol. ---, pp. --- - ---, April, 2010,
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  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Syllable Structure in Dysfunctional Portuguese Children Speech, International Clinical Linguistics Conf. - CL, Madrid, Spain, Vol. ---, pp. 12 - 17, November, 2009 | BibTex
  • S. Candeias, A phonological study of Portuguese language variety spoken in Beira Interior region. Some syntactic and semantic considerations, I Iberian SLTech - I Joint SIG-IL/Microsoft Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages, Porto Salvo, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. ---, pp. 115 - 116, September, 2009 | BibTex
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Syllable Structure Prototype for Portuguese Teaching/Learning, Athens Institute for Education and Research International Conf. on Literatures, Languages, Athens, Greece, Vol. ---, pp. --- - ---, July, 2009,
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  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Conversor de grafemas para fones baseado em regras para português, 10 Years of Linguateca - PROPOR 2008, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2008,
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  • S. Candeias, A Dispersão Fonética do Sistema Consonântico Português: A Variedade em Uso na Beira Interior, Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa Comemorações dos 75 anos do Centro de Linguística - CLUL, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. ---, pp. --- - ---, November, 2007,
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Closed Projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION: Portuguese Hesitation Models FCT/PTDC 01-02-2011 01-06-2013
LETSREAD Automatic assessment of reading ability of children IT/LA 01-02-2014 01-03-2016
  • J. Proença, D. Celorico, C. Lopes, M. D. Dias, M.Tjalve Tjalve, A. Stolcke, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Camões Prize 2016 for the Technologies for the Portuguese Language, Best paper award at PROPOR 2016 – International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese, given by the Camões Institue for the paper "Design and Analysis of a Database to Evaluate Children’s Reading Aloud Performance", 01-07-2016
  • A. Veiga, D. Celorico, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Prosodic and Phonetic Features for Speaking Styles Classification and Detection, one of the nine finalists for the IberSPEECH 2012 Microsoft best student paper award, 01-11-2012
  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Generating a pronunciation dictionary for European Portuguese using a mixed model, prize for the 3rd best paper in the 8th Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology (STIL 2011), Cuiabá, UFMG - Brazil, 01-10-2011
  • S. Candeias, As Interfaces da Fala: a teoria linguística e a linguística tecnológica, Brazil, São Carlos, 09-2012
  • S. Candeias, Diálogo entre homens e máquinas: o papel do linguista neste novo formato de comunicação, Brazil, São Carlos, 09-2012
  • S. Candeias, O sistema fonológico do português em uso na Beira Interior, Portugal, Lisboa, L²F - Spoken Language Systems Laboratory,, 02-2008
  • International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, Technical Programme Chairman, 2014
  • Brazilian Comput Soc Brazilian Symp. in Information and Human Language Technology - STIL, Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, Organizing Committee, 2012
  • Annual Conf. of the International Speech Communication Association - Interspeech
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • Brazilian Comput Soc Brazilian Symp. in Information and Human Language Technology - STIL
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • Brazilian School of Computational Linguistics - EBRALC 2012
    2012, 1 review(s);