TALP - UPC Research Center
The Center for Language and Speech Technologies and Applications (TALP) is a specific interdepartmental research center at the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC).
The technological scope of the TALP Center is the automatic processing of both written and spoken natural language. Its aim is to help overcome language barriers to improve access to information systems focusing on research and development in the area of human language processing. The center is comprised of two research groups: The Speech Processing Group at the Signal Theory and Communication Department and the Natural Language Processing Group at the Software Department. Both of them enjoy the status of a Consolidated Research Group, conferred by the Catalan Government.
The centre has been involved in research and development of spoken and written language processing technologies and applications with special attention to English, Spanish, Catalan, and Arabic. Our research activities include construction and use of multilingual lexical resources, knowledge acquisition and representation, information extraction, machine learning methods, machine translation, text summarization, question answering, dialog systems, speech technologies (recognition, representation, enhancement, etc), audio processing and classification, multimodal perceptual interfaces in smart room environments, speech synthesis, natural language interfaces, and core language technologies (such as morpho-syntactic and semantic analyzers, word sense disambiguation, named entity recognition).
Moreover, as an R&D center, the TALP is actively involved in basic and applied research project.