LINGUIST List 10.141

Fri Jan 29 1999

Calls: Ling., Typology, Text, Speech, & Dialogue

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <jodylinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. Johan van der Auwera, Malay/Indonesian Ling., Association for Ling. Typology
  2. Jana Netrvalova, Text, Speech, and Dialogue

Message 1: Malay/Indonesian Ling., Association for Ling. Typology

Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 09:15:53 +0100
From: Johan van der Auwera <auwerauia.ua.ac.be>
Subject: Malay/Indonesian Ling., Association for Ling. Typology


REMINDER/UPDATE

In August 1999 the University of Amsterdam will host two conferences:

the Third Symposium on Malay / Indonesian Linguistics (24-25 August),
immediately followed by the Third International Conference of the
Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT III, August 26-29). The
latter will start with a Workshop on Creoles and Typology.

For information about the call for papers, accommodation, and the
Association for Linguistic Typology, consult

http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/alt

or ask

David Gil (gileva.mpg.de),about the Malay and Indonesian Linguistics
conference,
Casper de Groot (casper.de.groothum.uva.nl), about ALT III and the
Workshop on Creoles and Typology
and Johan van der Auwera (auwerauia.ua.ac.be), about the Association
for Linguistic Typology.
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Message 2: Text, Speech, and Dialogue

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 10:21:16 +0100 (MET)
From: Jana Netrvalova <jnetrvalkiv.zcu.cz>
Subject: Text, Speech, and Dialogue



____________________________________________________________________________


 A Workshop on Text, Speech and Dialog (TSD'99)

 September 13--17, 1999

 Plzen, Czech Republic


____________________________________________________________________________


F I R S T A N N O U N C E M E N T A N D C A L L F O R P A P E R S

____________________________________________________________________________


Detailed information is available from http://www-kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd99


TSD'99 will be organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
of West Bohemia, Plzen (Pilsen), and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of Applied
Sciences of the University of West Bohemia.

Workshop theme:
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TSD'99 will be concerned with topics in the field of natural language
processing, in particular:

- corpora, texts and transcription;
- speech analysis, recognition and synthesis;
- their intertwinnig within NL dialog systems.

Topics of the TSD'99 workshop 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, especially parsing problems in spoken texts;
- multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialog systems;
- information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
- speech modeling; 
- speech segmentation;
- speech recognition;
- text--to--speech synthesis;
- dialog systems;
- development of dialog strategies;
- assistive technologies based on speech and dialog;
- applied systems and software.

The official language of the event will be English, but papers on issues
relating to text and speech processing in languages other than English are
strongly encouraged.


Format of the workshop:
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TSD'99 will be an international workshop with a limited number of
active participants. Priority will be given to persons presenting a paper.
The workshop programme will include invited papers by keynote speakers,
oral presentations and a poster / demonstration session. Papers will be
presented in plenary or parallel sessions.

Proceedings:
- ----------
The contributions to the workshop will be published in proceedings that
will be made available to participants at the time of the workshop.


Workshop site:
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The workshop will take place in the comfortable hotel Krakonos (located
760 m above sea-level) in the beautiful West Bohemian spa town of Marianske
Lazne (Marienbad) nestled in a valley enclosed by wooded hills.


Social events:
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The workshop will also include some social events and a half-day trip to
the very popular spa town of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad).

How to reach Marianske Lazne:
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Marienbad can easily be reached by direct IC and EC trains from Prague and
also from Nuremberg. Further travel details will be given in our
next announcements.


Registration fee:
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$100 - organizing costs, workshop proceedings
 $20 - social events
 $60 - meals
 Total: $180

Student reductions will be available.

Accommodation:
- ------------
The hotel rooms of various equipment and cost levels ($15 - $50 per night,
including breakfast) will be available in two hotel buildings.
The accommodation costs will be paid on site.

Important dates:
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March 10, 1999 - Preliminary registration and deadline for submission of
 title and abstract
April 30, 1999 - Notification of acceptance or rejection
May 30, 1999 - Camera ready paper submission

September 13 - 17, 1999 - TSD'99


International program committee:
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Jelinek Frederick USA (general chair)
Noeth Elmar Germany (executive chair)
Baudoin Genevieve France
Cermak Frantisek Czech Rep.
Ferencz Attila Romania
Hajicova Eva Czech Rep.
Hanks Patrick GB
Hermansky Hynek USA
Kilgarriff Adam GB
Kopecek Ivan Czech Rep.
Krauwer Steven NL
Kucera Pavel Czech Rep.
Matousek Vaclav Czech Rep.
Moon Rosamund GB
Norling-Christensen Ole Danmark
Pala Karel Czech Rep.
Pavesic Nikola Slovenia
Petkevic Vladimir Czech Rep.
Psutka Josef Czech Rep.
Schukat-Tallamazini E. G. Germany
Skrelin Pavel Russia
Vintsiuk Taras Ukraine
Wilks Yorick GB

Payment:
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The amount of registration fee should be paid by the bank transfer to:

 Komercni banka Plzen-mesto,
 Goethova 1, CZ-305 95 Plzen
account number: 4 8 1 1 5 3 0 2 5 7 / 0 1 0 0
purchase order: 61013
account holder: University of West Bohemia,
 Univerzitni 22, CZ-306 14 Plzen
stating: TSD'99 and your name


Abstract submission:
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Abstracts of no more than 2 pages in ASCII format should be submitted to
the TSD'99 secretariat preferable by email by 10 March 1999. Please contact
the Workshop secretariat if the acceptance of your email submission will
not be acknowledged within 7 days. It is expected that the abstracts of
accepted papers will be posted on the TSD'99 web site in advance of the
workshop.

Please include the following information with your abstract:
- Title of paper
- Author name(s)
- Author(s) affiliation
- Email/address/fax of contact author
- Presentation preference: - oral (about 15 minutes presentation)
 - poster/demonstration

Workshop secretariat:
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All correspondence regarding the workshop should be addressed to:

Ms. Helena Benesova

University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science

Univerzitni 22
CZ - 306 14 PLZEN
Czech Republic

Tel: (+420 19) 7491 212, 27 62 50
Fax: (+420 19) 7491 213
E-mail: benesovakiv.zcu.cz

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 T S D ' 9 9

 September 13--17, 1999, Plzen, Czech Republic


 P R E L I M I N A R Y R E G I S T R A T I O N



 Please return this form to the Secretariat


Name .......................................................................

Affiliation ................................................................

Mailing address: ...........................................................

.............................................................................

............................................................................

Phone: ............................. Fax: ..................................

E-mail: ....................................................................


I would like to participate in TSD'99 as a

[ ] Full participant

[ ] Student

[ ] I am submitting an abstract entitled:

.............................................................................

.............................................................................

[ ] by e-mail sent on .... / .... / ....

[ ] by mail (3 copies)


Preferred presentation: [ ] oral [ ] demo / poster
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