LINGUIST List 9.983

Mon Jun 29 1998

Calls: CILCA VII, COLING-ACL98 workshop

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  1. Alberto Rey, CILCA VII
  2. BELMORE, Transcription Workshop COLING-ACL98

Message 1: CILCA VII

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 18:29:31 -0400
From: Alberto Rey <alreyerols.com>
Subject: CILCA VII

How long does it take for this to come out on the list??????

 CILCA VII
 SEPTIMO CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE LITERATURA CENTROAMERICANA
 in NICARAGUA
 March 17 - 19, 1999

 SPECIAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Although this conference is principally geared toward Central American
literature, we are making a special call to linguists for research on
Central American linguistics. We were quite succesful with our special
linguistics sessions in the 1995 conference.

Please submit abstracts (one page) and proposals for special sessions no
later than November 16, 1998 to:

Alberto Rey
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Howard University
Washington, D.C. 20059
Office: (202) 806 -4926
Fax: (202) 806 - 4514

You may also email the abstracts to me at: areyfac.howard.edu



Alberto Rey, Ph. D.				areyfac.howard.edu / alreyerols.com
Associate Professor
Dept. Modern Languages & Literatures
Howard University			office:(202)806-4952/6758
Washington, DC 20059		fax: (202)806-4514
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Message 2: Transcription Workshop COLING-ACL98

Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 14:18:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: BELMORE <BELMOREvax2.concordia.ca>
Subject: Transcription Workshop COLING-ACL98



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 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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 COLING-ACL 98

The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics 
(COLING-98) and the 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for 
Computational Linguistics (ACL-98)

 Workshop on

 PARTIALLY AUTOMATED TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSCRIBING
 NATURALLY OCCURRING, CONTINUOUS SPEECH

 August 16, 1998 (following ACL/COLING-98)
 University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

DESCRIPTION
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The development of robust systems for speech analysis and synthesis
depends crucially on the availability of well-annotated corpora of
naturally occurring, continuous speech. Yet existing speech corpora
are rarely well-annotated. A key to proper annotation is the
availability of partially automated systems for linking selected
portions of a visual display of speech to the corresponding
transcriptions. To be of practical use, such systems must be able to
handle large files of digitized speech and they should permit
transcriptions at different levels of analysis.
 This workshop is devoted to the presentation and discussion of
papers and software demonstrations which reflect the current state of
the art. The presentations address the development, use, and
evaluation of such systems.

REGISTRATION
- ----------

Registration is now open for this workshop. Registration details can
be found at

http://coling-acl98.iro.umontreal.ca

Registration before July 1 is Can$50 (Can$35 students) for 
participants of the main conference. Anybody wishing to attend only
this workshop can do so by pre-registering the same way and submitting
a fee of Can$150. Preregistration is strongly advised.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM
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Session 1

9:15-9:30
Opening remarks
Nancy Belmore, Research Professor of Applied Linguistics
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

9:30-10:05
Recognition of Spontaneous Speech (Invited talk)
Peter Stubley, Advisor, Speech and Language Processing Technology,
Nortel Advanced Technology, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)


10:05-10:30
Break

Session 2

10:30-11:05
Towards Multimodal Spoken Language Corpora: Transtool and Synctool
Joachim Nivre, Elisabeth Ahlsen, Jens Allwood, Leif Gronqvist, Jenny
Holm, Dario Lopez-Kasten, Sylvana Sofkova, Kristina Tullgren
Department of Linguistics
Gothenburg University, Gothenburg (Sweden)

11:05-11:40
Speech Annotation by Multi-sensory Recording
Robert Luk
Department of Computing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, (Hong Kong)

11:40-12:15
How Phone Duration and Segmental Processing Improve Continuous Speech
Signal Labeling
Andre-Obrecht, N. Parlangeau, F. Pellegrino
Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Universite Paul Sabatier - CNRS, Toulouse (France)

12:15-1:15
Lunch

Session 3

1:15-1:50
Grapheme-to-phoneme Transcription Rules for Spanish with Application
to Automatic Speech Recognition and Synthesis
Patrizia Bonaventura, Fabio Giuliani, Juan M. Garrido, Isabel Orten
Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecommunicazioni,Turin (Italy)
and
Departament de Filologia Espanyola, Universitaet Autonoma de Barcelona 
(Spain)

1:50-2:25
The Value of Minimal Prosodic Information
Caroline Lyon and Jill Hewitt
Computer Science Department
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts. (UK)

2:25-3:00
Taped demonstrations

3:00-3:30
Break

Session 4

3:30-4:00
On-line demonstrations

4:00-5:00
Round table discussion

Workshop Organization
 Sabine Bergler.Associate Prof. of Computer Science
 Department of Computer Science
 Concordia University
 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
 Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
 e-mail trans98cs.concordia.ca

Program Committee
Nancy Belmore, Research Professor of Applied Linguistics, Concordia
 University, Montreal (Canada)
Sabine Bergler, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Concordia
 University, Montreal (Canada)
John Esling,Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of
 Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia (Canada) and Secretary,
 International Phonetic Association
Eric Keller, Professor of Computer Science and Director, Laboratoire
 informatique de la parole, University of Lausanne, Lausanne
 (Switzerland)
Roland Kuhn, Speech Technology Laboratory, Panasonic Technologies,
 Inc. Santa Barbara, California (U.S.A.)
Douglas O'Shaughnessy, Professor, Institut national de la recherche
 scientifique (INRS)-Telecommunications, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
Ching Y. Suen, Professor of Computer Science and Director, Centre for
 Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence, Concordia University,
 Montreal, Quebec (Canada).
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