LINGUIST List 11.407

Sun Feb 27 2000

Calls: Ancient/Modern Lang, Text/Speech/Dialogue

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  1. Ilona Vandergriff, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Linguistics Session
  2. Robert Batusek, Text, Speech and Dialogue - TSD 2000

Message 1: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Linguistics Session

Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 19:21:23 -0800
From: Ilona Vandergriff <>
Subject: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Linguistics Session

1st Call for Papers

Linguistics Session
Annual Convention of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
10 - 12 November 2000

We invite abstracts for talks on any aspect of linguistics. Talks will
be 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for discussion. Proposals should not
exceed 500 words and must be accompanied by an abstract of no more
than 50 words. Please submit your proposal by 21 March 2000 to:

Ilona Vandergriff, Presiding Officer
PAMLA, Linguistics Session,
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Ilona Vandergriff
Assistant Professor, German Program
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132
 Ph: (415) 338-3120
 Fax: (415) 338-7030
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Message 2: Text, Speech and Dialogue - TSD 2000

Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 14:51:12 +0100
From: Robert Batusek <>
Subject: Text, Speech and Dialogue - TSD 2000


Third International Workshop on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
(TSD 2000)
Brno, Czech Republic, 13-16 September 2000

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 (currently published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series).


Topics of the TSD 2000 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;
multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems;
information retrieval and text/topic summarization;
speech modeling;
speech segmentation;
speech recognition;
text-to-speech synthesis;
dialogue systems;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody in dialogues;
user modeling;
knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
applied systems and software.

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly


Jelinek Frederick, USA (general chair)
Hermansky Hynek, USA (executive chair)
Baudoin Genevieve, France
Cermak Frantisek, Czech Republic
Ferencz Attila, Romania
Hajicova Eva, Czech Republic
Hanks Patrick, GB
Kilgariff Adam, GB
Kopecek Ivan, Czech Republic
Kucera Karel, Czech Republic
Matousek Vaclav, Czech Republic
Moon Rosamund, GB
Noeth Elmar, Germany
Pala Karel, Czech Republic
Pavesic Nikola, Slovenia
Petkevic Vladimir, Czech Republic
Psutka Josef, Czech Rep.
Schukat-Talamazzini E.G., Germany
Skrelin Pavel, Russia
Vintsiuk Taras, Ukraine
Wilks Yorick, GB


Bartek Ludek, Batusek Robert, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales,
Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair),
Matousek Vaclav, Nygryn Pavel, Pala Karel (co-chair),
Sedlacek Radek, Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Staudek Jan,
Veber Marek, Zackova Eva, Zizka Jan


TSD 2000 is an international workshop with a limited number of
participants and priority given to the active participants. The
workshop program will include oral presentations and a
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
the issues raised. The program will also involve short communications,
reports about ongoing projects and industrial presentations. The
latter types of contributions will not appear in the proceedings and
the deadline for their submission will be announced later. Social
events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for
additional informal interactions.

TSD 2000 is supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA). The organizing committee is applying for a grant
from the European Committee (High Level Scientific Conference). If the
application is successful the organizing committee would subsidize
young researchers and participants from East Europe significantly.


Authors should submit extended abstracts not exceeding 1000 words
by March 10, 2000 to the e-mail address:

Submission must also include the author(s) name, affiliation, address,
telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. Acceptance of the
submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. Papers have to follow the
Springer-Verlag instructions for the authors for Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series. The instructions can be found at the www


Preliminary registration and deadline for submission of extended
March 10, 2000

Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
April 30, 2000

Final papers (camera ready) and registration:
May 30, 2000

Workshop date:
September 13-16, 2000

The contributions to the workshop will be published in proceedings
that will be made available to participants at the time of the
workshop. The proceedings of the last TSD workshop were published by
Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
and we anticipate the same format for TSD 2000.


The official language of the workshop is English.


The conference fee is $150. The fee includes one copy of the
Proceedings, refreshments, social events and trip. The organizing
committee will provide discounts and grants for the participants from
the East European countries.


The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a student
dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the Conference at
a reasonable price. For the participants who prefer to be accommodated
in a hotel it is possible to reserve a room. The actual list of
available hotels and prices will be accessible at the workshop


All correspondence regarding the workshop should be addressed to:

Dana Komarkova
TSD 2000 c/o Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanick´┐Ż 68a
CZ-602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
telephone: ++420 5 41 512 359
fax: ++420 5 41 212 568
The official TSD 2000 homepage is:


The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics,
Masaryk University, Botanicka 68a, Brno, Czech Republic.

Brno is the capital of the region named Moravia, which is
placed in the south-east part of the Czech Republic, and the
second largest town in the Czech Republic (with population
about half a million). It had been the King's town since 1347
and with its six Universities it forms a cultural center
of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct 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.

The local ones include:
Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New
City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church
and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops
Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole,
famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe
and 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 greatest
Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - the town on the list of
UNESCO and many others are all within an easy reach.
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