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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   CI 2006 Special Session on NLP
From:   Christian Müller
Email:   Christian.Mueller_(on)_dfki.de
Date received:   29 Mar 2006
Deadline:   15 Jun 2006
Start date:   22 Nov 2006

--- We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this CFP --- *************** CALL FOR PAPERS ****************** ================================================== CI 2006 Special Session on Natural Language Processing for Real Life Applications November 20-22, 2006 San Francisco, California, USA ================================================== see http://w5.cs.uni-sb.de/%7Ecmueller/ci06 The value to our society of being able to communicate with machines in everyday "natural" language (NL) cannot be overstated. NL-interfaces enable the user to communicate with the computer in French, English, German, or another human language. Their applications invole database queries, information retrieval from texts, so-called expert systems, and robot control. Communication with computers using speech has a lasting impact upon the work environment, completely new areas of application for information technology are opening up. Recent advances in speech recognition improve the usability of many types of NL-systems: Today's state-of-the-art NL-systems combine speech with other modes of communication such as pointing with mouse or finger. In addition, due to the vital interest from telecommunications industry, much research is done on the paralinguistic level, where features of the users' speech are exploited for user model acquisition. The Special Session on Natural Language Processing for Real Life Applications will cover the following topics (but is not limited to): 1. speech recognition, in particular * multilingual speech recognition * large vocabulary continuous speech recognition with focus on the application 2. real life dialog systems * natural language dialog systems * multimodal dialog systems 3. speech-based classification * speaker classification, i.e. exploiting paralinguistic features of the speech to gather information about the speaker (for example age, gender, cognitive load, and emotions) * language and accent identification Paper Submission Please submit papers for the special session directly to the session chair (christian.mueller_(on)_dfki.de). DO NOT submit the papers through the IASTED website. Otherwise, the papers will be handled as general papers for the conference. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The final selection of papers for the session will be done by the session chair; acceptance/rejection letters and review comments along with registration information will be provided by IASTED by the general Notification deadline. Formatting instructions Please follow the formatting instructions provided by IASTED. See http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm. Important Dates [top] Submissions due June 15, 2006 Notification of acceptance August 1, 2006 Camera-ready manuscripts due September 1, 2006 Registration Deadline September 15, 2006 Conference November 20 - 22, 2006 Registration All papers accepted for the special session are required to register before the general conference registration deadline. _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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