[Elsnet-list] CFP: Special Session on Semantic Speech Retrieval (Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing)

Köhler Joachim Joachim.Koehler at iais.fraunhofer.de
Sun Apr 26 19:14:51 CEST 2009

Call for Papers
ICSC 2009 Special Session on Semantic Speech Retrieval 2009 14th of September, 2009 Berkeley, USA

This special session addresses the use of semantic approaches and technologies in spoken-content-based multimedia access. Speech technology is increasingly applied to provide or enhance semantic access to audiovisual content.
Time-labelled and segmented speech transcripts provide a rich basis for content exploration, allowing access both on the document level and the fragment or object level. Either alone or in combination with manual or additional automatic annotation approaches (archivists, community tagging, video analysis), automatic speech-based annotation opens interesting new ways to exploit information in the growing amounts of audiovisual content, such as cross-media mining, question/answering, quote finding, and topic tracking.
In this context, the tailoring of semantic modeling technologies to speech-based annotations is a key topic.

Proposals are welcomed that address (i) the deployment of semantic analysis technologies that may improve content retrieval based on speech transcripts; relevant technologies may involve the use of ontologies, folksonomies, named entity recognition, semantic relation detection, reasoning) and standards (e.g. RDF), (ii) methods aiming at knowledge extraction from spoken document collections by manual annotation and tagging performed by users and (iii) descriptions of frameworks for the evaluation of the accuracy and usability of semantic access techniques for speech content.
Contributions are solicited for oral presentations (6-8 pages).

Further information including submission guidelines (i.e. templates, style guide) is published on the ICSC 2009 conference website: http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/icsc/
The papers should be submitted using the EDAS system with the following link:

Important Dates:
Monday, May 18, 2009 Submission Deadline
Friday, May 29, 2009 Author Notification
Friday, June 17, 2009 Camera Ready Deadline
Friday, September 14-16, 2009, ISCS conference and special session in Berkeley

For more information: joachim.koehler at iais.fraunhofer.de
ICSC 2009 Website: http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/icsc/

On behalf of the ISCS special session on Semantic Speech Retrieval Organizing Committee:
Joachim Kohler, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Franciska de Jong, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Wessel Kraaij, TNO, The Netherlands
Roeland Ordelman, University of Twente, The Netherlands

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