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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   TSD 2008 Last Call for Participation
Email:   xrambous_(on)_aurora.fi.muni.cz
Date received:   20 Aug 2008
Start date:   08 Sep 2008

********************************************************* TSD 2008 - LAST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ********************************************************* Eleventh International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2008) Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2008 http://www.tsdconference.org/ The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association. IMPORTANT DATES September 8-12 2008 ..... Conference date CONFERENCE PROGRAM The detailed conference program with links to presentation abstracts is now available on the conference web page http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2008/tsd_prog.html The conference fee covers also a Welcome dinner on Tuesday, a night guided tour of Brno and the half day conference trip on Thursday to the Castle of Pernstejn, the Cerna Hora Moravian brewery with the conference dinner, and a night tour to the Chateau of Rajec nad Svitavou. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Jerry Hobbs, ISI USC, USA Deep Lexical Semantics Frederick Jelinek, USA Toward the Ultimate ASR Language Model Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI, USA Practical Prosody: Modeling Language Beyond the Words Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada The Future of Text-Meaning in Computational Linguistics VENUE: Hotel AVANTI, Brno, Czech Republic CONFERENCE FEES The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It includes one copy of the printed Springer LNCS proceedings, refreshments, social events and organizing costs. The fee does not include accommodation. Full participant: On-site payment: CZK 12,000 Student: On-site payment: CZK 10,000 All costs are in Czech Crowns (Czech Koruna, CZK), see e.g. http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for the current exchange rate. TSD SERIES TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the former East Block countries and their Western colleagues. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series (as Volume 5246 this year). TOPICS Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to): text corpora and tagging transcription problems in spoken corpora sense disambiguation links between text and speech oriented systems parsing issues parsing problems in spoken texts multi-lingual issues multi-lingual dialogue systems information retrieval and information extraction text/topic summarization machine translation semantic networks and ontologies semantic web speech modeling speech segmentation speech recognition search in speech for IR and IE text-to-speech synthesis dialogue systems development of dialogue strategies prosody in dialogues emotions and personality modeling user modeling knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue applied systems and software facial animation visual speech synthesis Papers on processing languages other than English are strongly encouraged. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair) Hynek Hermansky, Switzerland (executive chair) Eneko Agirre, Spain Genevieve Baudoin, France Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic Attila Ferencz, Romania Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico Louise Guthrie, GB Jan Hajic, Czech Republic Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic Patrick Hanks, Czech Republic Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic Ales Horak, Czech Republic Eduard Hovy, USA Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic Hermann Ney, Germany Elmar Noeth, Germany Karel Oliva, Czech Republic Karel Pala, Czech Republic Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic Fabio Pianesi, Italy Josef Psutka, Czech Republic James Pustejovsky, USA Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands Ernst G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany Pavel Skrelin, Russia Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic Marko Tadic, Croatia Tamas Varadi, Hungary Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine Yorick Wilks, GB Victor Zakharov, Russia FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions. Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE The official language of the conference is English. ADDRESS All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to Dana Hlavackova, TSD 2008 Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic phone: +420-5-49 49 33 29 fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20 email: tsd2008_(at)_tsdconference.org The official TSD 2008 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/ LOCATION Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000. The city is the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the Czech Republic. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms also a cultural center of the region. Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, Barcelona and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km). For the participants with some extra time, some nearby places may also be of interest. Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture. For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of Battle of three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach. PRESENTED PAPERS Marcin Szymanski and Stefan Grocholewski: Error Prediction-Based Semi-Automatic Segmentation of Speech Databases Zornitsa Kozareva and Rumen Moraliyski and Gael Dias: Web People Search with Domain Ranking Margus Treumuth: Normalization of Temporal Information in Estonian Andreas Maier, Julian Exner, Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner, Tino Haderlein, Elmar Nöth: An Extension to the Sammon Mapping for the Robust Visualization of Speaker Dependencies Tobias Bocklet, Andreas Maier, Elmar Nöth: Age Determination of Children in Preschool and Primary School Age with GMM-Based Supervectors and Support Vector Machines/Regression Andreas Maier, Alexander ReuÃY, Christian Hacker, Maria Schuster, Elmar Nöth: Analysis of Hypernasal Speech in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate Mare Koit, Olga Gerassimenko, Riina Kasterpalu, Andriela Raabis, Krista Strandson: Developing a Dialogue System Todor Ganchev, Alexandros Lazaridis, Iosif Mporas, Nikos Fakotakis: Performance Evaluation for Voice Conversion Systems Wei Qiao, Maosong Sun, Wolfgang Menzel: Statistical Properties of Overlapping Ambiguities in Chinese Word Segmentation and a Strategy for Their Disambiguation Martin Raab, Rainer Gruhn, Elmar Noth: Multilingual Weighted Codebooks for Non-Native Speech Recognition Pere R. Comas and Jordi Turmo: Spoken Document Retrieval Based on Approximated Sequence Alignment Niksa Jakovljevic, Marko Janev, Darko Pekar, Dragisa Miskovic: Energy Normalization in Automatic Speech Recognition Darja Fiser, Benoit Sagot: Combining Multiple Resources to Build Reliable Wordnets Milena Slavcheva: Thinking in Objects Ladislav Kunc, Jan Kleindienst, Pavel Slavik: Talking Head as Life Blog Jaroslava Hlavacova and Marketa Lopatkova: Variants and Homographs Jaroslava Hlavacova, Michal Hrusecky: Affisix: Tool for Prefix Recognition Hiroki Mori, Tomoyuki Satake, Makoto Nakamura, Hideki Kasuya: UU Database: A Spoken Dialogue Corpus for Studies on Paralinguistic Information in Expressive Conversation Rok Gajsek, Janez Zibert, France Mihelic: Acoustic Modeling for Speech Recognition in Telephone Based Dialog System Using Limited Audio Resources Stanislav Ondas, Jozef Juhar, Anton Cizmar: Evaluation of the Slovak Spoken Dialogue System Based on ITU-T Tino Haderlein, Elmar Nöth, Andreas Maier, Maria Schuster, Frank Rosanowski: Influence of Reading Errors on the Text-Based Automatic Evaluation of Pathologic Voices Vaclava Kettnerova, Marketa Lopatkova and Klara Hrstkova: Semantic Classes in Czech Valency Lexicon Ivan Kopecek, Radek Oslejsek: Dialogue-Based Processing of Graphics and Graphical Ontologies Antti Suni, Martti Vainio: Deep Syntactic Analysis and Rule Based Accentuation in Text-to-Speech Synthesis Petr Cerva, Jindrich Zdansky, Jan Silovsky, Jan Nouza: Study on Speaker Adaptation Methods in the Broadcast News Transcription Task Adam Przepiorkowski, MichaÅ' Marcinczuk, Łukasz Degorski: Dealing with Small, Noisy and Imbalanced Data Laura Hasler: Spoken Requests for Tourist Information Petr Fousek, Lori Lamel, Jean-Luc Gauvain: On the Use of MLP Features for Broadcast News Transcription Ramón López-Cózar, Zoraida Callejas, Martin Kroul, Jan Nouza, Jan Silovsky: Two-Level Fusion to Improve Emotion Classification in Spoken Dialogue Systems Milan Rusko, Sakhia Darjaa, Marian Trnka, Viliam Zeman, Juraj Glovna: Making Speech Technologies Available in (Serviko) Romani Language Jaromir Plhak: Dialogue Based Text Editing Jan Curin and Jan Kleindienst: Architecture Model and Tools for Perceptual Dialog Systems Ana-Maria Barbu: First Steps in Building a Verb Valency Lexicon for Romanian Verginica Barbu Mititelu: Hyponymy Patterns Rodolfo Pazos and Rene Santaolalaya S. and Juan C. Rojas P., Joaquin Perez O.: Shedding Light on a Troublesome Issue in NLIDBS Remi Bove: A Tagged Corpus-Based Study for Repeats and Self-Repairs Detection in French Transcribed Speech Kaili Muurisep and Helen Nigol: Where Do Parsing Errors Come From Garimella S.V.S. Sivaram and Hynek Hermansky: Emulating Temporal Receptive Fields of Higher Level Auditory Neurons for ASR Oldrich Plchot, Valiantsina Hubeika, Lukas Burget, Petr Schwarz, Pavel Matejka: Acquisition of Telephone Data from Radio Broadcasts with Applications to Language Recognition Petr Motlicek, Sriram Ganapathy, Hynek Hermansky, Harinath Garudadri, Marios Athineos: Perceptually Motivated Sub-Band Decomposition for FDLP Audio Coding Siska Fitrianie and Leon J.M. Rothkrantz: The Generation of Emotional Expressions for a Text-Based Dialogue Agent Dimitris Spiliotopoulos, Georgios Petasis, Georgios Kouroupetroglou: A Framework for Language-Independent Analysis and Prosodic Feature Annotation of Text Corpora Jan Romportl: Prosodic Phrases and Semantic Accents in Speech Corpus for Czech TTS Synthesis George Tsatsaronis : Word Sense Disambiguation with Semantic Networks Alain Loisel, Jean-Philippe Kotowicz, Nathalie Chaignaud: An Issue-Based Approach to Information Search Modelling: Analysis of a Human Dialog Corpus Kinfe Tadesse Mengistu and Andreas Wendemuth: Accent and Channel Adaptation for Use in a Telephone-Based Spoken Dialog System Ben Allison: Sentiment Detection Using Lexically-Based Classifiers Sanaz Jabbari, Ben Allison and Louise Guthrie: An Empirical Bayesian Method for Detecting Out of Context Words Hemant A. Patil, Robin Jain, Prakhar Jain: Identification of Speakers from Their Hum Sotiris Karabetsos, Pirros Tsiakoulis, Aimilios Chalamandaris, Spyros Raptis: HMM-Based Speech Synthesis for the Greek Language Richard Farkas, Veronika Vincze, Istvan Nagy, Róbert Ormandi, Gyorgy Szarvas, Attila Almasi: Web-Based Lemmatisation of Named Entities Piotr Majewski: Syllable Based Language Model for Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition of Polish Sree Hari Krishnan Parthasarathi, Petr Motlicek, Hynek Hermansky: Exploiting Contextual Information for Speech/Non-Speech Detection Ivan Habernal, Miloslav Konopik: Active Tags for Semantic Analysis Jiri Kopecky, Ondrej Glembek, Martin Karafiat: Advances in Acoustic Modeling for the Recognition of Czech Fernando Batista, Nuno Mamede, Isabel Trancoso: Temporal Issues and Recognition Errors on the Capitalization of Speech Transcriptions Olga Mitrofanova, Olga Lashevskaya, Polina Panicheva: Statistical Word Sense Disambiguation in Contexts for Russian Nouns Denoting Physical Objects Agnieszka Mykowiecka, MaÅ'gorzata Marciniak, Katarzyna GÅ'owinska: Automatic Semantic Annotation of Polish Dialogue Corpus Balint Sass: The Verb Argument Browser Jachym Kolar: A Comparison of Language Models for Dialog Act Segmentation of Meeting Transcripts France Mihelic, Bostjan Vesnicer, Janez Zibert, Elmar Noth: Prosodic Events Recognition in Evaluation of Speech-Synthesis System Performance Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner, Elmar Noth, Joachim Hornegger: Quantification of Segmentation and F0 Errors and Their Effect on Emotion Recognition Qiang Zhou: A Computational Framework to Integrate Different Semantic Resources Louis ten Bosch, Lou Boves: Language Acquisition: the Emergence of Words from Multimodal Input Ales Mihelic, Jerneja Zganec Gros: Efficient Unit-Selection in Text-to-Speech Synthesis Jerneja Zganec-Gros, Stanislav Gruden: MSD Recombination for Statistical Machine Translation into Highly-Inflected Languages Sun Maosong, Xu Dongliang, Benjamin K.Y. T'sou, Lu Huaming: Disyllabic Chinese Word Extraction Based on Character Thesaurus and Semantic Constraints in Word-Formation Alexey Karpov, Andrey Ronzhin, Anastasia Leontyeva: A Semi-Automatic Wizard of Oz Technique for Let'sFly Spoken Dialogue System Amel Achour, Jeanne Villaneau, Dominique Duhaut: Cognitive and Emotional Interaction Tomas Dubeda, Jan Raab: Pitch Accents, Boundary Tones and Contours: Automatic Learning of Czech Intonation Derek Flood, Kevin Mc Daid, Fergal Mc Caffery, Brian Bishop: Intelligent Voice Navigation of Spreadsheets Anastasia Leontyeva, Ildar Kagirov: The Module of Morphological and Syntactic Analysis SMART Serguei Pakhomov, Jayson Richardson, Matt Finholt-Daniel, Gregory Sales: Forced-Alignment and Edit-Distance Scoring for Vocabulary Tutoring Applications Petr Horak: Czech Pitch Contour Modeling Using Linear Prediction Miroslav Vacura and Vojtech Svatek and Pavel Smrz: A Pattern-Based Framework for Uncertainty Representation in Ontologies Joel Pinto, Garimella S.V.S. Sivaram, Hynek Hermansky: Reverse Correlation for Analyzing MLP Posterior Features in ASR Vojtech Kovar, Ales Horak, Vladimir Kadlec: New Methods for Pruning and Ordering of Syntax Parsing Trees Noor Shaker, Mohamed Abou-Zleikha, Oumayma Al Dakkak: SSML for Arabic Language Javier Tejada-Carcamo, Hiram Calvo, Alexander Gelbukh: Improving Unsupervised WSD with a Dynamic Thesaurus DEMONSTRATIONS Hemant A. Patil, Robin Jain, Prakhar Jain: Identification of Speakers from Their Hum Aleksander BuczyÅ"ski, Adam Przepiórkowski: An Open Source Tool for Partial Parsing and Morphosyntactic Disambiguation Cerva, Zdansky, Nouza: On-line and off-line speech recognition systems for Czech language Neeme Kahusk: Python Module and GUI for EuroWordNet Jörg Ritter, Susanne Schütz: Unintrusive IT for philological editing _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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