LINGUIST List 12.1651

Sat Jun 23 2001

Calls: Text/Speech/Dialogue, Survival Skills (COSWL)

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  1. TSD 2001 Conference, Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2001)
  2. Monica Macaulay, Survival Skills Workshops at UCSB

Message 1: Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2001)

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 18:43:23 +0200 (MET DST)
From: TSD 2001 Conference <>
Subject: Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2001)

 An International Conference on Text,
 Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2001)

 September 10-13, 2001

 Plzen, Czech Republic


 C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N


TSD 2001 will be an international conference on Text, Speech and
Dialogue. The TSD2001 Conference continues the tradition of annual
international workshops devoted to the natural language processing
(corpora, texts and transcription; speech analysis, recognition
and synthesis; their intertwinnig within NL dialogue systems),started
by the SQEL Workshop in 1997.

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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;
speech and motions; dialog systems; development of dialog strategies;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialog; applied systems
and software.

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- E. NOETH and W. ECKERT (University of Erlangen-Nuermberg, Germany):
 Spoken Dialogue Systems

- I. KOPECEK, R.BATUSEK, P.GAURA, P. NYGRYN (Masaryk University, Brno,
 Czech Rep.)
 Dialogue systems for Impaired People

- T. HARISSIS (Systema Informatics, S.A., Athens, Greece)
 Force Feedback Haptic Devices

- N. BRAUN (ZGDV e. V., Darmstadt, Germany)
 Modeling of Conversational User Interface

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- FREDERICK JELINEK (Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, USA):
 The Spreading USE of Grammer in Language Modeling

- HYNEK HERMANSKY (Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, USA):

 Recognition of Speech from Temporal Patterns of Frequency
 Localized Spectral Energy

- EVA HAJICOVA et al (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic):
 The Current Status of the Prague Dependency Treebank

- FRANTISEK CERMAK (Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep.):
 Language Corpora: The Czech Case

- ELMAR NOETH et al (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany):
 Research Issues for the Next Generation Spoken Dialogue
 Systems Revisited

- ENEKO AGIRRE (University of the Basque, Domstia, Spain):
 Knowledge Sources for Word Sense Disambiguation

- TARAS K. VINTSIUK (NAS Institute of Cybernetics & UNESCO/IIP
 International Research-Training Centre for Information Technologies
 and Systems, Kyjiv, Ukraine)

 Generative Phoneme-Threephone Model for ASR

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A complete list of accepted papers is on-line available at:

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The conference program will include tutorials, invited papers
given by keynote speakers, oral presentations of accepted
submissions of several kinds, short poster presentations and poster

The conference will also include social events (welcome reception,
conference banquet, bartender show) and trips to some of the most
popular places in Sumava Mountains- Sumava National Park, Black
and Devil's lake (12km hiking tour), the Laka lake (10 km hiking
tour), bus-trip to the city of Klatovy and Klenova castle, and 20km
hiking tour to Grosser Osser, Grosser Arber and Arbersee im
Bayerischer Wald on the German side of the border.

To obtain the more detailed program and to fill registration form
check please the web page of the conference at: 
Registration deadline: July 31, 2001.

Registration fee
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* full participant - $220
* student - $160

The fee should be paid directly by bank transfer to:

Komercni banka Plzen-mesto,
Goethova 1,
CZ-305 95 Plzen
account number : 4811530257/0100
purchase order : 5204/0003/00
special ID code: your birth date in the form YYMMDD (year - month -
 day), e.g. 550425
account holder : University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 8,
 CZ - 306 14 Plzen
stating: TSD 2001 and your name

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- --------------- Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, USA

Conference Executive: HYNEK HERMANSKY
- ------------------- Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, USA:

International program committee:
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 Frederick Jelinek, USA - general chair
 Hynek Hermansky, USA - executive chair

 Genevieve Baudoin, France
 Frantisek Cermak, Czech Rep.
 Attila Ferencz, Romania, South Korea
 Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.
 Patrick Hanks, GB, USA
 Eduard Hovy, USA
 Adam Kilgariff, GB
 Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.
 Steven Krauwer, Netherland
 Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.
 Rosamund Moon, GB
 Elmar Noeth, Germany
 Karel Pala, Czech Rep.
 Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
 Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.
 Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.
 E.G. Schukat-Tallamazini, Germany
 Pavel Skrelin, Russia
 Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
 Yorick Wilks, GB

Organizing Committee < >
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Vaclav Matousek (chair), Helena Benesova, Kamil Ekstein,
Jana Hesova, Svatava Kindlova, Jana Kleckova, Ivan Kopecek,
Jana Krutisova, Josef Masek, Pavel Mautner, Roman Moucek,
Jana Ocelikova, Karel Pala, Pavel Slavik, Petr Sojka
Karel Tauser
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Message 2: Survival Skills Workshops at UCSB

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 15:32:38 -0500
From: Monica Macaulay <>
Subject: Survival Skills Workshops at UCSB

COSWL (the Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics) is pleased to
announce a series of survival skills workshops to be held at the LSA summer
institute in Santa Barbara. The schedule follows--for updates please see the
COSWL website:

June 28: Grants (Paul Chapin)
July 5: Writing and Publications (Monica Macaulay)
July 12: Balancing Work and Life (TBA)
July 19: Networking (Elizabeth Traugott, Sun-Ah Jun)
July 26: Tenure (Robert Van Valin, Eve Sweetser)
August 2: Industry Jobs (Richard Sproat, Chilin Shih)

Monica Macaulay 
Chair, Department of Linguistics 
University of Wisconsin 
1168 Van Hise 
1220 Linden Drive 
Madison, WI 53706
phone: (608) 262-2292 
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