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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Searching Spontaneous Conversational Speech
Email:   joachim.koehler_(on)_iais.fraunhofer.de
Date received:   10 Apr 2008
Deadline:   16 May 2008
Start date:   24 Jul 2008

Searching Spontaneous Conversational Speech http://ilps.science.uva.nl/SSCS2008 Large scale use and commercial application of retrieval technology for spoken content requires a sustained effort focused on merging speech recognition, audio analysis and information retrieval into a concerted discipline with a common vision. After the success of the 2007 Search in Spontaneous Conversational Speech workshop (SSCS 2007), a second workshop, SSCS 2008, will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGIR 2008 in order to further the cross-pollination between the speech research community and the information retrieval community. The workshop addresses application domains including: conversational broadcast, podcasts, meetings, lectures, discussions, debates, interviews and cultural heritage archives. We welcome contributions on a range of cross-cutting issues, including: -Representation of spoken content for optimal search (e.g., LVCSR, word lattice search, STD on phone lattice) -Exploitation of evidence beyond word-level (e.g., emotional state, speaker characteristics, topic shifts, audio events) -Application of text IR techniques to the speech domain -Speech mining in multimedia data -Multimodality (integrating features from associated non-speech content) -Search effectiveness (e.g., evidence combination, expansion) -Access to large scale collections -Evaluation resources and benchmarking activities -Multi-/cross-lingual retrieval -Cross-media mining (e.g., coupling images or text fragments to speech) -Interaction design and system development (e.g., query formulation, result presentation, search strategies) -Spoken audio visualization (e.g. results lists, individual results) -Spoken query search Contributions for oral presentations (8 pages) poster presentations (2 pages), demonstration descriptions (2 pages) and position papers for selection of panel members (2 pages) will be accepted. Further information including submission guidelines can be found on the workshop website http://ilps.science.uva.nl/SSCS2008 Important Dates 16 May: Paper submission deadline 6 Jun: Notification of acceptance 20 Jun: Camera-ready papers due 24 July: SSCS 2008 Workshop at SIGIR 2008 Organizers Joachim Koehler, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany Martha Larson, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Franciska de Jong, University of Twente, The Netherlands Roeland Ordelman, University of Twente, The Netherlands Wessel Kraaij, TNO, The Netherlands _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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