Pattern Recognition and Human Language Technology

Research Center

Honors

  • Premios Nacionales de Informática 2011, award from the Sociedad Científica Informática de España (SCIE)
    Author: E. Vidal
    September 2011, info, news, news (PDF)

  • Premios 25 Aniversario Informática UPV
    Author: E. Vidal
    April 24th, 2008

  • Nomination of E. Vidal as Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR)
    August 1996

Research papers, PhD theses et al.

  • EAMT Best Paper Award in the 19th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation
    Authors: M. Domingo, A. Peris and F. Casacuberta
    May 2016, PDF

  • IAPR Best Paper Award in the 3rd International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing
    Authors: A. H. Toselli and E. Vidal
    August 2015, JPG

  • Best PhD thesis UPV award: Multimodal Interactive Structured Prediction
    Author: V. Alabau, Advisors: F. Casacuberta and Alberto Sanchis
    May 2015, abstract

  • Best PhD thesis LRC award: On the Effective Deployment of Machine Translation Technology
    Author: J. González-Rubio, Advisors: F. Casacuberta and D. Ortiz-Martínez
    November 2014, abstract

  • Best PhD thesis UPV award: Diverse Contributions to Implicit Human-Computer Interaction
    Author: L.A. Leiva, Advisors: R. Vivó and E. Vidal
    November 2012, abstract

  • ACM SRC semifinalist: Revisiting the K-Means Algorithm for Fast Trajectory Segmentation at SIGGRAPH conference
    Author: L.A. Leiva, Advisor: E. Vidal
    August 2011, abstract

  • Accesit PhD thesis AERFAI award: Statistical approaches for natural language modelling and monotone statistical machine translation
    Author: J. Andrés, Advisors: A. Juan and F. Casacuberta
    June 2011, abstract

  • Best PhD thesis UPV award: Multimodal Interactive Transcription of Handwritten Text Images
    Author: V. Romero, Advisors: E. Vidal and A.H. Toselli
    May 2011, abstract

  • Best paper award for On a Kernel Regression Aproach to Machine Translation presented in the 4th Iberian Coference on Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision (IbPRIA) conference
    Authors: N. Serrano, J. Andrés-Ferrer, and F. Casacuberta
    June 2009

  • Best PhD thesis UPV award: Novel statistical approaches to text classification, machine translation and computer-assisted translation
    Author: J. Civera, Advisors: A. Juan and F. Casacuberta
    May 2009

  • IEEE Spoken Language Processing Grant for the paper Extensions of absolute discounting (Kneser-Ney method) presented in the International Conference on Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
    Authors: J. Andrés and H. Ney
    April 2009

  • Best paper award for Phrase-level alignment generation using a smoothed loglinear phrase-based statistical alignment model presented in the XII European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) conference
    Authors: D. Ortiz-Martínez, I. García-Varea, and F. Casacuberta
    September 22nd, 2008

  • Best student-paper award for N-Best Reordering in Statistical Machine Translation presented in IV Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla
    Authors: G. Sanchis-Trilles and F. Casacuberta
    November 2006

  • Winner of the I Translation Technologies Research Prize for Un sistema de ayuda a la traducción basado en tecnologías de estados finitos
    Authors: E. Cubel, J. Civera, L. Rodríguez, A.L. Lagarda, E. Vidal, F. Casacuberta, J.M. Vilar, and S. Barrachina.
    June 2005

  • Best communication award presented in the IX Symposium Nacional de Reconocimiento de Formas y Análisis de Imágenes for the project Combining an automata and n-grams
    Authors: D. Llorens, J. Vilar and F. Casacuberta
    Benicasim, May 16-18, 2001

  • Best communication award presented in the VIII Symposium Nacional de Reconocimiento de Formas y Análisis de Imágenes for the project A Relative Approach to Hierarchical Clustering
    Authors: R. Mollineda and E. Vidal
    Bilbao, May 1999

  • Best communication award presented in the VII Symposium Nacional de Reconocimiento de Formas y Análisis de Imágenes for the project Computation of the Probability of the Best Derivation of an Initial Substring from a Stochastic Context-Free Grammars
    Authors: J.A. Sánchez and J.M. Benedí
    Barcelona, April 1997

  • Acesit (ex-quo) for the best communication award presented in the VI Symposium Nacional de Reconocimiento de Formas y Anáisis de Imágenes for the project An Acoustic-Phonetic Decoder for Spanish Continuous Recognition based on a Continuous Recognition based on a Connectionist-Hidden Markov Modeling
    Authors: M. Castro and F. Casacuberta
    Córdoba, April 4-7, 1995

  • First Prize Premio de Estímulo a la Investigación en Programas Europeos de I+D for the participation in the project ACCOR. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
    1992

Research contests and demos

  • Best system trained on CROHME dataset in the Competition on Recognition of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions (CROHME) organized during the ICFHR 2014 conference
    Authors: F. Álvaro, J.A. Sánchez and J.M. Benedí
    September 2014, JPG

  • Best system using training set in the Competition on Recognition of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions (CROHME) organized during the ICDAR 2013 conference
    Authors: F. Álvaro, J.A. Sánchez and J.M. Benedí
    August 2013, JPG

  • First Place Prize in the Competition on Recognition of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions (CROHME) organized during the ICDAR 2011 conference
    Authors: F. Álvaro, J.A. Sánchez and J.M. Benedí
    September 2011, JPG

  • Selected as one of the two top performing systems in the ICB 2009 Face Verification Competition whose extended results are presented in an IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security paper
    Authors: M. Villegas and R. Paredes
    November 2010, DOI

  • Best demo award for A Web-based demo to Interactive Multimodal Transcription of Historic Text Images presented in the 13th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL)
    Authors: V. Romero, L.A. Leiva, V. Alabau, A.H. Toselli, and E. Vidal
    September 2009, JPG

  • Best Performing Face Verification Algorithm (Automatic Registration) presented in The Fourth International Conference on Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication (AVBPA2003)
    Authors: R. Paredes, E. Vidal, A. Juan, and J.C. Pérez
    May 2003

  • First Prize in the First National Competition about Logic Control for Conversor de Texto a Voz para el Castellano
    Author: J.C. Pérez, Advisor: E. Vidal
    1985

Industry awards

  • Honorable Mention for CORAL: Traducción Selectiva para Optimizar Coste y Calidad presented in the Valencia Idea 2015 competition, funded by the Valencia city council in the category of Information and Communications Technologies
    Authors: G. Sanchis-Trilles, L.A. Leiva, V. Alabau, J. Puigcerver
    December 2015, JPG, Info

  • First prize at Innovation and Commercial Excelence awards Consum-UPV
    Author: L.A. Leiva
    April 2014, Info

  • Accesit (ex aequo) for Nuevas Tecnologías Interactivo-Predictivas Multimodales para el Procesamiento de Lenguaje Natural sobre Internet presented in the Valencia Idea 2010 competition, funded by the Valencia city council in the category of Information and Communications Technologies
    Authors: L.A. Leiva, D. Ortiz-Martinez, E.M. Cubel, G. Sanchis-Trilles, V. Romero, R. Sánchez-Sáez, V. Alabau, A.H. Toselli, J.A. Sánchez, J.M. Benedí, E. Vidal, and F. Casacuberta
    September 2010, JPG, Info

  • Bancaixa Prize and Extraordinary Senior Project Prize 2001/2002 for Estudio de la esclerosis múltiple remitenterecurrente mediante reconocimiento de formas aplicado a la espectroscopía de resonancia magnética nuclear
    Authors: J.M. García Gómez, Advisors: M. Robles, B. Celda, and F. Casacuberta
    2002

  • Information Access Prize granted by the Generalitat Valenciana for the senior project Prototipo de punto de información conducido por voz: aplicación sobre el Campus de Vera
    Author: E.V.J. Villafranca, Advisors: E. Vidal and J.A. Gómez
    1999

  • IBERDROLA, Profesores Visitantes program. (Economic support for temporal incorporation of prestigious foreign professors)
    October 1, 1994 - September 30, 1997

  • First Prize ONCE-Santa Lucía for the research task oriented to help visually impaired people
    Author: J.C. Pérez, Advisor: E. Vidal
    October 1991

  • First Prize Mundo Electrónico for the best book about Professional Electronics: Reconocimiento Automático del Habla
    Authors: F. Casacuberta and E.Vidal
    1985