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Title: Text, Speech and Dialogue
Subtitle: 12th International Conference, TSD 2009, Pilsen, Czech Republic, September 13-17, 2009. Proceedings
Edited By: Vaclav Matousek
Pavel Mautner
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-3-642-04207-2
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Description:

This volume constitutes selected papers from the 12th International
Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2009, held in Pilsen, Czech
Republic, in September 2009.

This volume contains a collection of submitted papers presented at the
conference which were thoroughly reviewed by three members of the
conference reviewing team consisting of more than 40 top specialists in the
conference topic areas. A total of 53 accepted papers out of 112 submitted,
altogether contributed 127 authors and co-authors, were selected for
presentation at the conference by the program committee and then included
in this book. Theoretical and more general contributions were presented in
common (plenary) sessions. Problem oriented sessions as well as panel
discussions then brought together the specialists in limited problem areas
with the aim of exchanging knowledge and skills resulting from research
projects of all kinds.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3642042074
ISBN-13: 9783642042072
Pages: 428
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