Partners

Inria (coordinator)

Multispeech team website       Magnet team website

Established in 1967, Inria is the leading European institute for research in the fields of computer science and applied mathematics. Two teams with complementary expertise contribute to COMPRISE: Multispeech and Magnet. The Multispeech team conducts research on deep learning, statistical machine learning, signal processing, and physical modelling for speech and audio. It coordinates COMPRISE and leads research on privacy-driven speech transformation. The Magnet team conducts research on machine learning (including various forms of supervised, unsupervised, or weakly supervised learning), natural language processing, decentralised learning and privacy. In COMPRISE, it is responsible for research on user-independent and personalised privacy-preserving learning.

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Universität des Saarlandes

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With six research groups and more than forty researchers, the Department of Language Science and Technology is active in parsing, semantics, speech recognition, speech synthesis, data analytics,
statistical natural language processing, psycholinguistics and dialog management. The Spoken Language Systems (LSV) team has spearheaded the language technology community for 20 years in the area of information extraction, speech recognition, data mining and multimodal human-computer interaction modelling. Recently, it pioneered weakly supervised learning approaches for cross-domain dialog act classification. In COMPRISE, it leads research on privacy-driven text transformation, robust integration of machine translation and dialog, and weakly supervised learning. It also coordinates scientific evaluation and dissemination and collaboration.

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Netfective Technology

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Netfective is a French R&D performing SME, with a strong commercial background (see some references here). Its main product is Blu Age®, an Eclipse-based model-driven tool that automates the migration of legacy applications to the Cloud. Netfective is also in charge of developing, maintaining and evolving the e-commerce portal (Drive-Thru) of one of the major French food retailers. Netfective spent more than 15 years in thinking and building various software components in order to digitalise the whole user experience. In COMPRISE, it is responsible for the development of the e-commerce demonstrator and the coordination of  exploitation activities.

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Ascora

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Ascora is an SME based in northern Germany, which develops and sells software with products that are used around the world. It is one of the leading providers of software apps in Germany with more than 12 million users. Applications include desktop applications as well as web and mobile apps. Ascora has broad experience in creating highly scalable and cloud-based systems including messaging, data management and the handling of big data aspects. In COMPRISE, it is responsible for the development of the COMPRISE SDK and the consumer app demonstrator.

Key people:

  • Sven Abels: CEO
  • Gerrit Klasen: senior IT developer
  • Anthea Sander: senior R&D program manager

 

Tilde

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Tilde is a leading European language technology company. To enable languages in the digital age, as a
language technology innovator, Tilde provides custom machine translation systems, online terminology and
knowledge management services, mobile applications, intelligent virtual assistants, speech processing
(analysis and generation) solutions, and proofing tools. Tilde is a long-time technology partner of the European Commission and is currently helping to develop its large-scale automated translation infrastructure Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) eTranslation. In COMPRISE, it leads research on robust integration of machine translation and speech-to-text, and it is responsible for the development of the COMPRISE platform demonstrator and the e-health demonstrator.

Key people:

  • Raivis Skadiņš: director of R&D
  • Aivars Bērziņš: senior R&D program manager

 

Rooter Analysis

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Rooter Analysis is a Spanish SME that provides strategy consultancy and legal advising on digital content, media and telecommunications for public and private entities. Among other topics, Rooter has provided legal counselling on licensing for digital contents (software, data, etc.) and cybersecurity in relation with big data and data reuse, and strategic analysis of business communities around open technologies and the most demanded data-skilled professionals. In COMPRISE, it is responsible for data protection and GDPR compliance, and it also coordinates communication activities.

Key people:

  • Conrado Castillo Serna: CEO
  • Álvaro Moretón Poch: legal consultant
  • Laura Merlo Fernández: financial consultant

 

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