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Title: Text, Speech and Dialogue
Subtitle: 11th International Conference, TSD 2008, Brno, Czech Republic, September 8-12, 2008, Proceedings
Edited By: Petr Sojka
AleŇ° Horak
Ivan Kopecek
Pala Karel
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-3-540-87390-7
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Description:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International
Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2008, held in Brno, Czech
Republic, September 8-12, 2008.

The 79 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited papers were
carefully reviewed and selected from 173 submissions. The topics of the
conference 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; parsing problems
in spoken texts; multi-lingual issues; multi-lingual dialogue systems;
information retrieval and information extraction; text/topic summarization;
machine translation; semantic networks and ontologies; semantic web; speech
modeling; speech segmentation; speech recognition; search in speech for IR
and IE; text-to-speech synthesis; dialogue systems; development of dialogue
strategies; prosody in dialogues; emotions and personality modeling; user
modeling; knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue; applied systems and
software; facial animation; and visual speech synthesis

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3540873902
ISBN-13: 9783540873907
Pages: 667
Prices: Europe EURO 76.95
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U.S. $ 119.00