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Vincent PAGEL
59 rue du bas-marais
F59880 Saint Saulve




Software Engineering and object oriented software conception (Eiffel)

Worked with: C, C++, Perl, Lisp, Prolog, Pascal, assembly languages (80x86), Trained with: 68000, HP9000 Risc architecture and micro-programming

Default tracking with Valgrind, Code profiling and optimisation with Cachegrind

GUI: multi-platform Tcl/Tk, used Motif under X11, some developments with MFC under Microsoft Visual C++

Operating systems: Databases: Oracle (conception and implementation + SQL requests) Automata, parsers and compilers theory Applied numerical methods and operation research


French: native
English: read, written, spoken
German: school level
Latin (5 years) and Greek (1 year) were good introductions to morphology


driving license, jazz-rock guitar (played for 2 years in a big band)


T. Dutoit, V. Pagel, N. Pierret: U.S. Patent Number 5,987,413 " Envelope-invariant analytical speech resynthesis using periodic signals derived from reharmonized frame spectrum" et European patent EP97870079, BE9600524 "Method for audio synthesis" (méthode de synthèse MBROLA)


B. Bozkurt, T. Dutoit, R. Prudon, C. d'Alessandro, V. Pagel, 2002, "Improving Quality of MBROLA Synthesis for Non-Uniform Units Synthesis" , proceedings of the IEEE TTS 2002 Workshop, Santa Monica, sep. 2002

Richard Beaufort, Thierry Dutoit, Vincent Pagel, "Analyse syntaxique du français. Pondération par trigrammes lissés et classes d'ambiguïté lexicales", proceedings Journées d'étude de la Parole, Nancy, jun. 2002

B. Bozkurt, T. Dutoit, V. Pagel, "Re-defining intonation from selected units for non-uniform units based speech synthesis" , proceedings of SPS-2002 IEEE Benelux Signal Processing Symposium, Leuven, mar. 2002.

J. van Santen, M. Macon, A. Cronk, P. Hosom, A. Kain, V. Pagel, J. Wouters, "When Will Synthetic Speech Sound Human: Roles of Rules and Data," proceedings ICSLP2000, Beijing, vol. III, pp. 402-409, oct. 2000

Thèse de doctorat de l'Université Henri Poincaré - Nancy 1 : « De l'utilisation d'informations acoustiques suprasegmentales en reconnaissance de la parole continue», pp. 249, soutenue publiquement le 19 Novembre 1999. Rapporteurs: Didier Galmiche (Loria), Henri Méloni (Université d'Avignon), Piet Mertens (Université de Louvain).

V. Pagel, K. Lenzo, A. Black, "Letter to Sound Rules for Accented Lexicon Compression", proceedings ICSLP98, pp. 252-255, Sydney, 1998

A. Black, K. Lenzo, V. Pagel, "Issues in Building General Letter to Sound Rules", proceedings 3rd ESCA/COCSADA Workshop on Speech Synthesis,  pp. 77-81, Jenolan Caves, Australie, 1998

F. Yvon,  ARC-B3 Partners, "Objective Evaluation of Grapheme-to-Phoneme conversion for Text-to-Speech Synthesis in French", Computer Speech and Language, vol 12, pp 393-410, 1998

T. Dutoit, V Pagel, N Pierret, F. Bataille, O. Van der Vrecken, "The MBROLA project: Towards a set of high quality speech synthesizers free of use for non commercial purposes", proceedings ICSLP96, Vol. 3, pp. 1393-1396, Philadelphia, Novembre 1996

T. Dutoit, V. Pagel, "Le projet MBROLA : vers un ensemble de synthetiseurs vocaux disponibles gratuitement pour utilisation non-commerciale", actes des Journées d'Etudes sur la Parole, pp. 441-444, Avignon, 1996

V. Pagel and N. Carbonell and Y. Laprie, "A new method for speech delexicalization, and its application to the perception of French prosody"; proceedings ICSLP96, Philadelphia, Vol. 2, pp. 821-824, Novembre 1996

V. Pagel and N. Carbonell and Y. Laprie and J. Vaissière, "Spotting prosodic boundaries in continuous speech in French", proceedings ICPHs95, Vol. 4 pp. 308-312, Stockholm, Suède, Août 1995

V. Pagel and N. Carbonell and Y. Laprie, "Perception de l'accent et des marques prosodiques structurelles en français: premiers résultats", proceedings GDR-PRC Communication Homme-Machine, pp. 31-46, Mar. 1994

V. Pagel, "Detection automatiques d'indices prosodiques en parole continue", computer science DEA, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, sept. 1993

V. Pagel "Mathematical errors handling" in Pascalissime (Pascal programmer mag.), PASCAL Institute editor, Paris, Vol. 49, pp. 93-98, Janvier 1992
sep 2002