Sistema de Parafraseamento para Edição e Revisão de Texto (eSPERTo)

Type: National Project

Duration: from 2014 Oct 01 to 2015 Sep 30

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

The proposal addresses the design and development of a linguistically enhanced System for Paraphrasing in Editing and Revision of Text, eSPERTo (“smart” in Portuguese). eSPERTo will integrate a new hybrid technique based on grammar rules and statistics to acquire linguistic knowledge. This semantically-driven or smart paraphrasing system will help Portuguese language learners in producing and revising their texts. The integration of phrasal knowledge and multiwords in the system will be responsible for optimal mapping of semantically identical phrases, structures and sentences. The utility of eSPERTo will be tested in one of the following 3 case studies: (i) exercises for Portuguese language learning; (ii) questions-answering intelligent virtual agent; (iii) machine translation system. The exploratory project is important to assess the paraphrasing system commercial potential.


  • INESC-ID (Other)

Principal Investigators