[Elsnet-list] SLTU-2014: Last Call for Papers

Alexey Karpov karpov_a at mail.ru
Mon Jan 27 10:58:23 CET 2014



4th International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages (SLTU-2014)

14-16 May 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia



Organized by St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS) in cooperation with LIG (France), LIA (France), and MICA (Vietnam).


The Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages is the fourth in a series of even-year SLTU Workshops. Three previous Workshops were organized: SLTU'12 in Cape Town, SLTU'10 in Penang, and SLTU'08 in Hanoi. SLTU'14 Workshop is held in St. Petersburg (Russia) and has the special focus on Eastern European under-resourced languages (Slavic, Baltic, Uralic, Altaic, Caucasian, Turkic, etc.), but papers on automatic processing other under-resourced languages are also encouraged.


SLTU'14 Workshop topics include all areas related to processing any under-resourced and endangered languages:

- Language resources development, acquisition, and representation: dictionary, language model, grammars, text and speech corpora, etc.

- Automatic speech recognition and synthesis of low-resourced Languages and dialects, etc.

- Multi-lingual spoken language processing including analysis and synthesis.

- Machine translation and spoken dialogue systems, etc.


Speech Communication special issue on processing under-resourced languages was recently prepared by SLTU board: www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01676393/56



Etienne Barnard, NWU, South Africa

Laurent Besacier, LIG, France

Eric Castelli, MICA, Vietnam

Dirk Van Compernolle, UCL, Belgium

Marelie Davel, NWU, South Africa

Alexey Karpov, SPIIRAS, Russia

Daniil Kocharov, SPbSU, Russia

Lori Lamel, LIMSI, France

Haizhou Li, A-star, Singapore

Roger K. Moore, Sheffield, UK

Pedro Moreno, Google, USA

Satoshi Nakamura, NAIST, Japan

Pascal Nocera, LIA, France

Francois Pellegrino, Lyon, France

Andrey Ronzhin, SPIIRAS, Russia

Yoshinori Sagisaka, Waseda, Japan 

Ruhi Sarikaya, Microsoft, USA

Tanja Schultz, Karlsruhe, Germany

Pavel Skrelin, SPbSU, Russia

Tan Tien Ping, USM, Malaysia


Two keynote lectures on SLTU topics will be given by Prof. Satoshi Nakamura (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) and Prof. Mark Gales (University of Cambridge, UK).



- Full paper submission: 10 February 2014 (extended deadline)

- Notification of paper acceptance: 03 March 2014  

- Submission of final papers: 17 March 2014  

- Registration due: 17 March 2014  

- Workshop dates: 14-16 May 2014  


Independently of the scientific actions we will provide excellent possibilities for acquaintance with cultural and historical valuables of St. Petersburg city and its beautiful surroundings.


SLTU'14 Workshop Chairs:

Alexey Karpov  (SPIIRAS, Russia)

Laurent Besacier  (LIG, France)

Pascal Nocera  (LIA, France)

Eric Castelli  (MICA, Vietnam)


For the latest information, please check the Workshop web page: www.mica.edu.vn/sltu2014

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