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FYI: Speech & Lg Technology for Minority Languages

Author: Briony Williams

FYI Body: Announcing a new ISCA SIG: SALTMIL

SALTMIL: "Speech And Language Technology for MInority Languages"

The start of the new academic year sees the start of the SALTMIL Special
Interest Group within ESCA (now ISCA [International Speech Communication
Association]). The group's initial activities are as follows:
more activities will ensue later.

1) Email discussion lis
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The first activity is an email discussion list. As a preliminary
measure, a new list has been created at the US website www.onelist.com.
There are two possible ways to subscribe to the SALTMIL list:

a) Point your web browser to http://www.onelist.com/community/saltmil
and follow the link to subscribe;
b) Send a blank email to saltmil-subscribe@onelist.com
A message with further details will be automatically sent to you.

This list is free, but carries commercial advertising in a brief section
at the end of each message. However, until we can migrate to a
non-commercial server this will be adequate. The discussions can be
followed through email, and also through a Web browser at the Onelis

2) SALTMIL web page
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The provisional SALTMIL website is currently a

Please send any material you would like to add to the web pages to:
This could include details of your work, or a link to your web pages.

We hope very much that many colleagues will join in the discussions and
share their knowledge and experience with others who are also working in
the field of speech and language technology for minority languages.

Briony Williams University of Edinburgh, UK
Climent Nadeu Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Donncha Ó'Cróinín Linguistics Institute of Ireland, Ireland

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