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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Workshop on Speech Recognition and Intrinsic Variation
From:   Stéphane Dupont
Email:   dupont_(on)_multitel.be
Date received:   30 Nov 2005
Deadline:   01 Feb 2006
Start date:   20 May 2006

==================================================================== CALL FOR PAPERS ITRW Workshop on Speech Recognition and Intrinsic Variation Toulouse, France, 20 May 2006 http://www.divines-project.org/workshop http://www.divines-project.org/workshop/call.pdf === Submission deadline: 1st Feb 2006 === ==================================================================== Introduction ============ Major progress is being recorded regularly on both the technology and exploitation of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and spoken language systems. However, flexible solutions and user satisfaction under some circumstances are still challenging topics. Particularly, current research is emphasizing deficiencies in dealing with speech intrinsic variations. For instance, specific aspects of the speech signal like foreign accents, precludes the use by specific populations. Also, some applications, like directory assistance, particularly stress the core recognition technology due to the very high active vocabulary (application perplexity). Besides, speech models seem to remain inadequate for handling unconstrained spontaneous speech and dialogs. Investigations on factors affecting speech realization and variations within the speech signal that make the ASR task challenging are hence very valuable for future developments of spoken language systems. The goal of this workshop is to strenghten common underdstanding and research trends that deal with these topics. Original studies and algorithms related to ASR sensitivity, genericity, user-independence, robustness or adaptation to variations in speech should be covered. Besides, original contributions from the fields of phonetic science, as well as human speech perception and recognition are warmly encouraged. Finally, we also invite submission of papers about application and services scenarios involving specific speech variations. Topics ====== - Speech variability, including foreign and/or accented speech modeling and recognition, - Children and/or elderly speech modeling and recognition, - Speech non-stationarity and relevant analysis methods, - Speech spectral (e.g. vocal tract length) and temporal (e.g. speaking rate) variations, - Spontaneous speech modeling and recognition, - Speech variation due to emotions, fatigue, frustration,... - Speech corpora covering sources of variation, - Modeling of speech variability, - Acoustic-phonetic correlates of variations, - Impact and characterization of speech variations on ASR analysis, models and performance, - Speaker adaptation and normalization (e.g., VTLN); Speaker adapted training methods, - Novel general or specific compensation and adaptation algorithms, - Novel analysis and modeling structures and algorithms for handling speech variations, - Alternative Statistical and Machine Learning Methods for General ASR (e.g., no-HMM methods), - Man/machine confrontation; ASR and HSR (human speech recognition) interdisciplinary views, - Intrinsic variations in multimodal recognition, - Review papers on these topics are also welcome. Submission ========== Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length (4-6 pages) previously unpublished papers via the workshop website, in the submission section. Guidelines for paper submission are provided there. The full-length papers will be selected through a peer review process. The proceedings will be available via the workshop web site. Structure and Venue =================== The workshop will consist of oral and poster sessions, as well as talks by invited speakers. The workshop will be limited to 100 participants and about 50 presentations. This event is organized as a satellite of the ICASSP 2006 conference, which is held in Toulouse, France in May 2006. The workshop will also take place inToulouse, on 20 May 2006, just after the conference, which ends May 19. More information on the venue will be provided on the workshop website in due time. Important Dates =============== Submission deadline: February 1, 2006 Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2006 Final manuscript due: March 15, 2006 Progam available: March 22, 2006 Workshop registration deadline: March 29, 2006 Workshop: May 20, 2006 (after ICASSP 2006) Technical Committee =================== Carmen Benitez, Universidad de Granada, Spain Pierre-Albert Breton, Thales Avionics, France Renato De Mori, Université d'Avignon, France Olivier Deroo, Acapela Group, Belgium Stéphane Dupont, Multitel, Belgium Luciano Fissore, Loquendo, Italy Roberto Gemello, Loquendo, Italy Alexandre Girardi, Multitel, Belgium Denis Jouvet, France Telecom, France Katrin Kirchhoff, U. Washington, WA, USA Birger Kollmeier U. Oldenburg, Germany Pietro Laface, Politecnico di Torino, Italy Alfred Mertins, U. Oldenburg, Germany Alexandros Potamianos, Technical university of Crete, Greece Christophe Ris, Multitel, Belgium Richard Rose, McGill University, Canada José C. Segura, Universidad de Granada, Spain Louis ten Bosch, Radbout U. Nijmegen, Netherlands Christian Wellekens, Eurecom, France Information =========== email: divines-workshop_(on)_multitel.be http://www.divines-project.org/workshop http://www.divines-project.org/workshop/call.pdf _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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