Recent Publications

Recent Publications (2008 – present)

PhD theses

Books and book chapters

  • Corneliu Burileanu, Cristina Petrea, Andi Buzo, and Horia Cucu, “Speech Recognition Experiments Starting from Isolated Words for Spoken Romanian Language”, book chapter in D. Tufiş, C. Forăscu (Eds.), “Multilinguality and Interoperability in Language Processing with Emphasis on Romanian”, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest 2010, pp. 229-242, ISBN: 978-973-27-1972-5.
  • Corneliu Burileanu, Cristina Petrea, Andi Buzo, Horia Cucu and Miruna Paşca, “Report on building a tool for Romanian spontaneous speech recognition” in “The Phonetician”, Number 97 / 2008-I-II, 2008, pp. 68-98, ISSN 0741-6164.
  • Dragoş Burileanu, “Spoken Language Interfaces for Embedded Applications”, book chapter in Human Factors and Voice Interactive Systems (D. Gardner-Bonneau and H. Blanchard – Eds.), 2nd Edition, Springer US, New York, pp. 135-162, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-387-25482-1. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/978-0-387-68439-0_5.

Journal papers

2016

2015

2014

  • Gheorghe Pop, Dragoș Drăghicescu, Dragoș Burileanu, “A Quality-Aware Forensic Speaker Recognition System”, Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology, Vol. 17, No. 2, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 134-148, 2014, ISSN: 1453-8245. Indexed in ISI Web of Science.
  • Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Laurent Besacier, Corneliu Burileanu, “SMT-based ASR Domain Adaptation Methods for Under-Resourced Languages: Application to Romanian”, in Speech Communication Journal, Vol. 56 – Special Issue on Processing Under-Resourced Languages, pp. 195-212, 2014, ISSN: 0167-6393.

2013

  • Radu-Sebastian Marinescu, Andi Buzo, Horia Cucu, Corneliu Burileanu, “Applying the Accumulation of Cross-Power Spectrum Technique for Traditional Generalized Cross-Correlation Time Delay Estimation”, in International Journal on Advances in Telecommunications, vol 6, no 3-4, Dec 2013, pp 98-108, ISSN: 1942-2601.

2012

  • Cristian Negrescu, Amelia Ciobanu, Dragoş Burileanu, Dumitru Stanomir, “Improved Methods for Model Parameters Extraction Used in High-Quality Speech Synthesis”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 74, No. 4, Politehnica Press, Bucharest, pp. 145-158, 2012, ISSN: 1454-234x.

2011

  • Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Corneliu Burileanu, “Optimization methods for large vocabulary, isolated words recognition in Romanian language”, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest Scientific Bulletin, Series C, vol. 73, issue 2, Bucharest, 2011, pp. 179-192, ISSN: 1454-234x.
  • Cătălin Ungurean, Dragoş Burileanu, Vladimir Popescu, Aurelian Dervis, “Hybrid Syllabification and Letter-to-Phone Conversion for TTS Synthesis”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 73, No. 3, Politehnica Press, Bucharest, pp. 129-140, 2011, ISSN: 1454-234x.

2010

  • Dragoş Burileanu, Cristian Negrescu, Mihai Surmei, “Recent Advances in Romanian Language Text-to-Speech Synthesis”, Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, Series A – Mathematics, Physics, Technical Sciences, Information Science, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 92-99, 2010, ISSN: 1454-9069. Indexed in ISI Web of Science.
  • Dragoş Burileanu, Mihai Surmei, Cristian Negrescu, Cătălin Ungurean, Aurelian Dervis, “Multi-Access Network-Based TTS Architectures”, Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 310-320, 2010, ISSN: 1453-8245. Indexed in ISI Web of Science.

2009

  • Cătălin Ungurean, Dragoş Burileanu, Aurelian Dervis, “A Statistical Approach to Lexical Stress Assignment for TTS Synthesis”, International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 12, Numbers 2-3 (Sept. 2009), Springer Netherlands, pp. 63-73, 2009, ISSN: 1381-2416. SpringerLink, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s10772-009-9062-4.

Conference papers

2016

  • Tiberiu Boros, Stefan Daniel Dumitrescu, Horia Cucu, “Voice Controlled Home Automation System”, in the Proceedings of CONSILR 2016, Romania, 2016.
  • Ioana-Alina Bănică, Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Dragoş Burileanu and Corneliu Burileanu, “Automatic Methods for Infant Cry Classification,” in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Communications (COMM), Bucharest, Romania, 2016.
  • Alexandru Caranica, Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, “Exploring an Unsupervised, Language Independent, Spoken Document Retrieval System,” in the Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), Buchareet, Romania, 2016.
  • Ioana-Alina Bănică, Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Dragoş Burileanu and Corneliu Burileanu, “Baby Cry Recognition in Real-World Conditions,” in the Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), Vienna, Austria, 2016, pp. 315-318, ISSN 1805-5435.

2015

  • Horia Cucu, Alexandru Caranica, Andi Buzo, Corneliu Burileanu, “On transcribing informally-pronounced numbers in Romanian speech,” in the Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), Prague, Czech Republic, 2015, pp. 372-376.
  • Valentin Andrei, Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Corneliu Burileanu, “Counting competing speakers in a time frame – human versus computer,” in the Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech), Dresden, Germany, 2015, pp. 3999-4003.
  • Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Corneliu Burileanu, “ASR errors in transcribing informal pronunciations of Romanian numbers,” in the Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Errors by Humans and Machines in multimedia, multimodal and multilingual data processing (ERRARE), Sinaia, Romania.
  • Bogdan Luduşan, Alexandru Caranica, Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Corneliu Burileanu, Emmanuel Dupoux, “Exploring Multi-Language Resources for Unsupervised Spoken Term Discovery,” in the Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Bucharest, 2015, pp. 17-22, ISBN: 978-1-4673-7559-7.
  • Gheorghe Pop, Alexandru Caranica, Horia Cucu, Dragoş Burileanu, “Sound Event Recognition in Smart Environments,” in the Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Bucharest, 2015, pp. 45-50, ISBN: 978-1-4673-7559-7.
  • Valentin Andrei, Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Corneliu Burileanu, “Estimating Competing Speaker Count for Blind Speech Source Separation,” in the Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Bucharest, 2015, pp. 165-172, ISBN: 978-1-4673-7559-7.
  • Mihai Dogariu, Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Dragoş Burileanu, Octavian Fratu, “Speech Database Acquisition for Assisted Living Environment Applications,” in the Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Bucharest, 2015, pp. 191-196, ISBN: 978-1-4673-7559-7.
  • Mihai Dogariu, Horia Cucu, Andi Buzo, Dragoş Burileanu, Octavian Fratu, “Speech Applications in the eWALL Project,” in the Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Bucharest, 2015, pp. 197-204, ISBN: 978-1-4673-7559-7.
  • Alexandru Caranica, Andi Buzo, Horia Cucu, Corneliu Burileanu, “SpeeD @ MediaEval 2015: Multilingual phone recognition approach to Query by example STD,” in the Proceedings of the MediaEval 2015 Multimedia Benchmark Workshop, Wurzen, Germany, 2015, ISSN: 1613-0073.

2014

2013

  • C. Ungurean, D. Burileanu, M. Surmei, “Statistically Augmented Preprocessing/Normalization Module for a Romanian Text-to-Speech System”, in the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2013”, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 149-154, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1063-2. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1355H-DVD.
  • G. Pop, D. Draghicescu, D. Burileanu, “On Forensic Speaker Recognition Case Pre-Assessment”, in the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2013”, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 169-176, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1063-2. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1355H-DVD.
  • A. Buzo, H. Cucu, C. Burileanu, “Text Spotting In Large Speech Databases For Under-Resourced Languages”, in the Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Cluj-Napoca, 2013, pp. 77-82, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1065-6.
  • A. Buzo, H. Cucu, M. Safta, C. Burileanu, “Multilingual Query by Example Spoken Term Detection for Under-Resourced Languages”, in the Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Cluj-Napoca, 2013, pp. 83-88, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1065-6.
  • R.-S. Marinescu, A. Buzo, H. Cucu, C. Burileanu, “Extensive Evaluation Experiments for the Accumulated Cross-Power Spectrum Methods for Time Delay Estimation”, in the Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD), Cluj-Napoca, 2013, pp. 29-34, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1065-6.
  • A. Buzo, H. Cucu, I. Molnar, B. Ionescu and C. Burileanu, “SpeeD @ MediaEval 2013: A Phone Recognition Approach to Spoken Term Detection”, in Working Notes Proceedings of the MediaEval 2013 Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 2013, ISSN: 1613-0073.
  • H. Cucu, A. Buzo, L. Besacier, C. Burileanu, “Statistical Error Correction Methods for Domain-Specific ASR Systems”, in A.-H. Dediu et al. (Eds.): “Statistical  Language and Speech Processing 2013”, LNAI, vol. 7978, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Tarragonna, Spain, 2013, pp. 83–92.
  • R.-S. Marinescu, A. Buzo, H. Cucu, C. Burileanu, “Fast Accurate Time Delay Estimation Based on Enhanced Accumulated Cross-Power Spectrum Phase”, in the Proceedings of the 20th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Marrakech, Morocco, 2013 (accepted, in press).
  • A. Buzo, H. Cucu, C. Burileanu, “Investigating Image Processing Based Aligner for Large Texts”, in the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT), Venice, Italy, 2013, pp. 50-54, ISBN: 978-1-61208-262-2.
  • R.-S. Marinescu, A. Buzo, H. Cucu, C. Burileanu, “New Considerations for Accumulated ρ-Cross Power Spectrum Phase with Coherence Time Delay Estimation”, in the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT), Venice, Italy, 2013, pp. 55-59, ISBN: 978-1-61208-262-2.

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • C. Petrea, D. Ghelmez-Hanes, A. Buzo, V. Popescu, C. Burileanu, “Spontaneous Speech Database for the Romanian Language with Medical Applicability”, in the Proceedings of BIOSTEC, pp. 78-86, 2009, ISBN 978-989-8111-78-4.
  • C. Petrea, D. Ghelmez-Hanes, A. Buzo, C. Burileanu, “Statistical Results in the Context of Romanian Spontaneous Speech Recognition”, in the Proceedings of SPECOM, pp. 126-129, 2009, pp. 458-463, ISBN 978-5-8088-0442-5.
  • M. Surmei, D. Burileanu, C. Negrescu, A. Dervis, C. Ungurean, “Real-Time Architectures for a Network-Based Text-to-Speech System Implementation”, Proceedings of the 5th Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2009”, Constanţa, published in From Speech Processing to Spoken Language Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 95-102, 2009, ISBN: 978-973-27-1808-7. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP0955H-CDR; http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1109/SPED.2009.5156178.
  • A. Ciobanu, C. Negrescu, D. Burileanu, D. Stanomir, “Time-Frequency Processing of Partials for High-Quality Speech Synthesis”, Proceedings of the 5th Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2009”, Constanţa, published in From Speech Processing to Spoken Language Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 67-75, 2009, ISBN: 978-973-27-1808-7. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP0955H-CDR; http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1109/SPED.2009.5156175.
  • C. Burileanu, “Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, SpeD 2009: Foreword”, in vol. “From Speech Processing to Spoken Language Technology”, in the 5th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Constanţa, June 18-21, 2009, the Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, pp. 7-10, ISBN 978-973-27-1808-7, IEEE Catalog Number CFP0955H-CDR.

2008

  • C. Petrea, D. Ghelmez-Hanes, V. Popescu, A. Buzo, C. Burileanu, “Spontaneous Speech Database for Romanian Language”, in the Proceedings of The 5th European Conference on Intelligent Systems and Technologies (ECIT), Iasi, 2008, CD, 15p, Session X: Natural Language & Speech Technology.
  • C. Ungurean, D. Burileanu, V. Popescu, C. Negrescu, A. Dervis, “Automatic Diacritic Restoration for a TTS-based E-mail Reader Application”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 70, No. 4, Politehnica Press, Bucharest, pp. 3-12, 2008, ISSN: 1454-234x.
  • V. Popescu, C. Burileanu, J. Caelen, “Unsupervised Speaker Tracking in a Speech Recognition Module for Multi-Party Human-Computer Dialogue”, in the Proceedings of the 16th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Lausanne, Switzerland, 5 p., 25-29 August 2008.
  • V. Popescu, C. Burileanu, J. Caelen, “Development of a Speaker Tracking Module for Multi-Party Human-Computer Dialogue Systems”, in the Proceedings of ECIT2008 – the 5th European Conference on Intelligent Systems and Technologies, Iaşi, Romania, July 10-12, 2008, CD, 12p, Session X: Natural Language & Speech Technology.
  • E. Oancea, C. Burileanu, Amelia Molea, “Professional Speech Corpora”, in the Proceedings of 7th International Conference “Communications 2008”, Bucharest, June 5-7, 2008, the Publishing House Printech, pp. 89-92, ISBN 978-606-521-008-0.