[Elsnet-list] Call for Papers: Special Issue on Multilingual Spoken Document Organization, Understanding and Retrieval

Gareth Jones Gareth.Jones at computing.dcu.ie
Tue Jun 21 16:01:48 CEST 2011

Call for Papers

EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing:

Special Issue on Multilingual Spoken Document Organization, 
Understanding and Retrieval

The increasing popularity of digital technologies is leading to an ever 
increasing amount of archived multimedia data. Much of this material 
incorporates spoken content with a wide range of potential application 
areas including education, business and entertainment. For example in 
recorded archives of lectures, historical events, news and movies. As an 
informative signal, speech contains not only its language content, but 
also acoustic, prosodic and linguistic information. Efficient management 
of spoken documents, including organization, understanding and 
retrieval, is an important topic in exploitation of multimedia content.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well 
as review articles which will stimulate research  into the development 
of new technologies to organize and understand spoken documents.

We are particularly interested in articles describing the new methods 
for multilingual speech analysis; advances in spoken document retrieval; 
new insights into speech summarization using acoustic and linguistic 
information; current concepts in the treatment of spoken document 
organization using prosody, recognition confidence, syntactic and 
semantic grammar strategies.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

* Recent developments in spoken document organization and understanding
* Role of multilingual speech recognition in spoken document analysis
* Latest technologies for spoken document summarization and measuring 
* Recent advances in spoken document retrieval
* Spoken document understanding using statistical learning methods
* Role of prosody, acoustic, and linguistic information in spoken 
document summarization and retrieval
* Advances in voice search, music retrieval, speaker search and indexing

Before submission authors should carefully read the Instructions for 
Authors located at http://asmp.eurasipjournals.com/authors/instructions. 
Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete 
manuscript through the SpringerOpen submission system at 
http://asmp.eurasipjournals.com/manuscript according to the submission 
schedule. They should specify the manuscript as a submission to the 
"Special Issue on Multilingual Spoken Document Organization, 
Understanding, and Retrieval" in the cover letter.

All submissions will undergo initial screening by the Guest Editors for 
fit to the theme of the Special Issue and prospects for successfully 
negotiating the review process.

Manuscript Due: August 1, 2011
First Round of Reviews: September 15, 2011
Publication Date: December 15, 2011

Lead Guest Editor
Chien-Lin Huang, Human Language Technology Department, Institute for 
Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore; clhuang at i2r.a-star.edu.sg

Guest Editors
Bin Ma, Human Language Technology Department, Institute for Infocomm 
Research, A*STAR, Singapore; mabin at i2r.a-star.edu.sg
Hsin-Min Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; whm at iis.sinica.edu.tw
Ea-Ee Jan, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA; ejan at us.ibm.com
Berlin Chen, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, 
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan; berlin at csie.ntnu.edu.tw
Gareth Jones, School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland; 
gjones at computing.dcu.ie

Further details are available at the following locations: 
http://asmp.eurasipjournals.com/ and 

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