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Rubén San-Segundo, Carlos D. Martínez-Hinarejos, Alfonso Ortega. REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON SPEECH TECHNOLOGY: MAIN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SPANISH RESEARCH GROUPS. Journal of Speech Sciences, 2011. Vol. 1 (1), pp. 31-53.

In the last two decades, there has been an important increase in research on speech technology in Spain, mainly due to a higher level of funding from European, Spanish and local institutions and also due to a growing interest in these technologies for developing new services and applications. This paper provides a review of the main areas of speech technology addressed by research groups in Spain, their main contributions in the recent years and the main focus of interest these days. This description is classified in five main areas: audio processing including speech, speaker characterization, speech and language processing, text to speech conversion and spoken language applications. This paper also introduces the Spanish Network of Speech Technologies (RTTH. Red Temática en Tecnologías del Habla) as the research network that includes almost all the researchers working in this area, presenting some figures, its objectives and its main activities developed in the last years.