Training Network on Automatic Processing of PAthological Speech (TAPAS)

Type: International Project Project

Duration: from 2018 Nov 01 to 2023 Dec 31

Financed by: EU

Prime Contractor: IDIAP Research Institute (Other) -Switzerland

The main objectives of the Innovation Training Network (ITN) on Automatic Processing of Pathological Speech (TAPAS) are: * to train young researchers equipped with skills lying at the cross-section of speech processing, clinical practice and industry; * to advance the field of the speech processing in order to underpin robust practitioner-friendly tools for detection, assessment and treatment of pathological speech; * to promote innovation in speech and language technologies for assisted living, care and rehabilitation of individuals with chronic speech pathologies; * to create the critical mass of resources and researchers necessary to ensure the long-term future of the nascent field of pathological speech processing. To achieve these objectives, TAPAS aims to train a cohort of 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) through a diverse multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research and training network. The ESR project offered at INESC-ID focus on the development of speech therapy games for children with speech disorders.


  • Friedrich-Alexander-Univeristaet Erlangen Nuernber (University) -Germany
  • IDIAP Research Institute (Other) -Switzerland
  • IMEC (Other) - Leuven , Belgium
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen (University) -Germany
  • Netherlands Cancer Institute: NKI (Other) -Netherland
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. (Company) -Netherland
  • R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (University) -Netherland
  • The University of Sheffield (University) -United Kingdom
  • Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen (University) -Belgium
  • Universitat Passau (University) -Germany
  • Université Paulo Sabatier Toulouse III (University) - Toulouse, France

Principal Investigators