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LINGUIST List 20.3645

Wed Oct 28 2009

Calls: Computational Ling, Phonology, Text/Corpus Ling/India

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        1.    Anjali Sinha, Creation of Multilingual Speech Resources: Academic & Technical issues

Message 1: Creation of Multilingual Speech Resources: Academic & Technical issues
Date: 21-Oct-2009
From: Anjali Sinha <anjali.ciilgmail.com>
Subject: Creation of Multilingual Speech Resources: Academic & Technical issues
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Full Title: Creation of Multilingual Speech Resources: Academic & Technical issues
Short Title: CMSR

Date: 26-Feb-2010 - 28-Feb-2010
Location: Mysore, India
Contact Person: Anjali Sinha
Meeting Email: anjali.ciilgmail.com
Web Site: http://www.ldcil.org/up/cmsr.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology;
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2010

Meeting Description:

Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages (LDC-IL) is established to
provide annotated, quality language data in Indian Languages for Research &
Development. India has a wide repertoire of languages and many initiatives have
been taken in the field of Text. Speech is still a new venture in the field of
NLP. We target to:
- Accelerate the development of large scale spoken language corpora for Indian
- Provide Speech Resources related to fundamental technologies such as
- Speech Synthesis
- Multi-lingual Speech Translation
- Multi-lingual Information Retrieval
- Speaker Identification
- Verification for Forensic Applications
- Speech Translation Trial service

Keeping into consideration the earnest need of quality data in Indian Languages
for the research in the above mentioned fields, the idea to conduct an Event on
'Creation of Multilingual Speech Resources' came into existence.

Event Aims:
- Establish a National research initiative group which may lead to an
International community working on Indian Languages.
- Create a knowledge group to cater with issues of Building large scale speech
corpora and technologies in Indian Languages.
- To explore methodologies, new R&D information and emerging trends.
- To exchange information regarding Indian Language Speech Resources and their
applications and evaluation ongoing and planned activities.
- To explore the industrial exercises and needs, requirements coming from the
e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and
organizational entities.

Call for Papers

Event Topics:
- Issues in the design, construction and use of language resources in speech and
other associated media.
- Guidelines, standards, specifications, models and best practices for language
- Methodologies and tools for language resources construction, annotation,
extraction & acquisition of knowledge, ontologies and knowledge representation.
- Integration between multilingual language resources ontologies and speech
- Metadata descriptions, validation, quality assurance and evaluation of
language resources.
- Utilization of language resources in different types of systems and
applications like: information extraction, information retrieval, speech
dictation, mobile communication, summarization, semantic search, text mining,
inferencing, reasoning, etc In different types of interfaces: (speech-based)
dialogue systems, natural language and multimodal interactions, voice activated
services, cognitive systems, etc communication with neighboring fields of
applications, eg e-government, e-culture, e-health, e-participation, etc
- Industrial language resources requirements.
- Organizational, economical, legal and general issues regarding language
resources & evaluation.
- User needs usability and user satisfaction evaluation.
- Benchmarking of systems and products.
- Priorities, perspectives, strategies in national and international policies
for language resources.

We invite research papers related to the above mentioned event topics.

Important Dates:
Last date for submitting the Abstract: 06th December, 2009
Abstract acceptance notification: 15th December, 2009
Last date for submitting full length Papers: 31st January, 2010

Important specifications about paper submission:
Paper including an abstract of about 100-200 words, not exceeding 10 pages
should be submitted to ldc-anjali/ciilciil.stpmy.soft.net on or before 31st
Dec. 2009. Authors are requested to follow 'IEEE Format' to format their papers
and submit in *.pdf or *.rtf format. Please note papers outside the specified
length are subject to rejection without review.

Minimal financial support for travel shall be provided to the authors of a few
selected papers.

More details about the event can be found at: www.ldcil.org/up/cmsr.html
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