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LINGUIST List 18.446

Thu Feb 08 2007

Calls: Disc Analysis,Phonology/Switzerland; Comp Ling,Phonetics/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Antoine Auchlin, Symposium on Discourse Prosody Interfaces
        2.    Briony Williams, Speech/language technology for less-resourced languages

Message 1: Symposium on Discourse Prosody Interfaces
Date: 06-Feb-2007
From: Antoine Auchlin <antoine.auchlinlettres.unige.ch>
Subject: Symposium on Discourse Prosody Interfaces

Full Title: Symposium on Discourse Prosody Interfaces
Short Title: IDP07

Date: 12-Sep-2007 - 14-Sep-2007
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact Person: Antoine Auchlin
Meeting Email: idp07lettres.unige.ch
Web Site: http://idp07.unige.ch

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Phonology

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

Second International Symposium on Prosody - Discourse Interfaces
The symposium is addressed to researchers interested in the complex relations
between prosodic and discursive facts, within the areas of discourse, verbal
interaction and prosody.

Second International Symposium on Discourse-Prosody Interfaces - second and last

IDP07 - Interfaces Discours Prosodie - Reminder: abstract submission deadline is
March, 1st. No extended deadline. See http://idp07.unige.ch for more.

IDP07 - Interfaces Discours Prosodie - rappel: limite pour le dépôt des
soumissions: le 1er mars. Il n'y aura pas de prolongation. Davantage
d'informations à http://idp07.unige.ch
Message 2: Speech/language technology for less-resourced languages
Date: 06-Feb-2007
From: Briony Williams <b.williamsbangor.ac.uk>
Subject: Speech/language technology for less-resourced languages

Full Title: Speech/language technology for less-resourced languages
Short Title: SLT4LRL

Date: 27-Aug-2007 - 27-Aug-2007
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact Person: Briony Williams
Meeting Email: b.williamsbangor.ac.uk
Web Site: http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/saltmil/history/interspeech2007/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 27-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers: 'Speech and language technology for less-resourced languages'
Two-hour Special Session at Interspeech 2007, Antwerp, Belgium, August 27-31 2007

Call for Papers

''Speech and language technology for less-resourced languages''

Two-hour Special Session at Interspeech 2007, Antwerp, Belgium


Speech and language technology researchers who work on less-resourced languages
often have very limited access to funding, equipment and software. This makes it
all the more important for them to come together to share best practice, in
order to avoid a duplication of effort. This special session will therefore be
devoted to speech and language technology for less-resourced languages.

In view of the limited resources available to the targeted researchers, there
will be a particular emphasis on ''free'' software, which may be either
open-source or closed-source. However, submissions are also invited from those
using commercial software.

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Examples of systems built using free or purpose-built software (possibly
with demonstrations).
- Presentations of bugs in free software, and strategies for dealing with them.
- Presentations of additions and enhancements made to the software by a
research group.
- Presentations of linguistic challenges for a particular less-resourced
- Descriptions of desired features for possible future implementation.


Researchers who are interested in contributing to this special session are
invited to submit either a paper or a demo or both, as follows.

1. Papers can be submitted by proceeding according to the regular submission
procedure of Interspeech 2007 and selecting ''Speech and language technology for
less-resourced languages'' as the topic of your first choice. The paper
submission deadline is March 23, 2007.

2. We offer a light submission procedure for demos. (Please note: unlike
regular papers, texts submitted with a demo will not be published in the
proceedings, but will be made available for download from the SALTMIL website at
http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/saltmil/ ). In this case, please submit a short
description of the system demonstrated, the demo, required materials for the
demo, and references, to the first of the session organisers (see below) and to
special_sessionsinterspeech2007.org before April 27, 2007. Demo submission
texts should be formatted in accordance with the Interspeech 2007 author kit,
and should be between 1 and 4 pages in length.

Session organisers:

Dr Briony Williams
Language Technologies Unit, Canolfan Bedwyr, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
Email: b.williamsbangor.ac.uk

Dr Mikel Forcada
Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informrtics, Universitat d'Alacant,
E-03071 Alacant, Spain
Email: mlfdlsi.ua.es

Dr Kepa Sarasola
Dept of Computer Languages, Univ of the Basque Country, PK 649 20080 Donostia,
Basque Country, Spain
Email: ksarasolasi.ehu.es

Important dates:

Four-page paper deadline:
March 23, 2007
Demo submission deadline:
April 27, 2007
Notification of acceptance:
May 25, 2007
Early registration deadline:
June 22, 2007
Main Interspeech conference:
August 28-31, 2007

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