Appel: TSD 2014, Call for Demonstrations and Participation, 8-12 September 2014, Brno, Czech Republic

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Tue Jul 15 20:15:08 UTC 2014

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:06:24 +0200
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   Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
                               (TSD 2014)
               Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014


Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and
hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the
abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission must be
made using the online form available at the conference www pages.

The accepted demonstrations will be presented during a special
Demonstration Session (see the Demo Instructions at  Demonstrators can present their contribution
with their own notebook with an Internet connection provided by the
organisers or the organisers can prepare a PC computer with multimedia
support for demonstrators.


August  3 2014 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 10 2014 ............ Notification of acceptance for
                            demonstrations sent to the authors
September 3-7 2014 ........ Conference dates

The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD
2014 but they will be published electronically at the conference


    Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA
    Active Learning for Information Extraction

    Bernardo Magnini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Entailment graphs for text analytics

    Salim Roukos, IBM, USA
    Recent Progress in Statistical Machine Translation: Algorithms and

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers
in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.  TSD Proceedings
are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index.  Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly


    Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)
    Eneko Agirre, Spain
    Genevieve Baudoin, France
    Paul Cook, Australia
    Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
    Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
    Karina Evgrafova, Russia
    Darja Fiser, Slovenia
    Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
    Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
    Louise Guthrie, GB
    Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
    Yannis Haralambous, France
    Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
    Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
    Ales Horak, Czech Republic
    Eduard Hovy, USA
    Maria Khokhlova, Russia
    Daniil Kocharov, Russia
    Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
    Valia Kordoni, Germany
    Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
    Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
    Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
    Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
    Diana McCarthy, United Kingdom
    France Mihelic, Slovenia
    Hermann Ney, Germany
    Elmar Noeth, Germany
    Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
    Karel Pala, Czech Republic
    Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
    Fabio Pianesi, Italy
    Maciej Piasecki, Poland
    Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
    Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
    James Pustejovsky, USA
    German Rigau, Spain
    Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
    Anna Rumshisky, USA
    Milan Rusko, Slovakia
    Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
    Pavel Skrelin, Russia
    Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
    Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
    Stefan Steidl, Germany
    Georg Stemmer, Germany
    Marko Tadic, Croatia
    Tamas Varadi, Hungary
    Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
    Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
    Yorick Wilks, GB
    Marcin Wolinski, Poland
    Victor Zakharov, Russia


The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral
presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be
presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for
additional informal interactions.


The official language of the conference is English.


The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in the
4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation are available at the conference website.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to
    Ales Horak, TSD 2014
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: tsd2014 at

The official TSD 2014 homepage is:


Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population
of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair
center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is located in the
south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known for a wide range of
cultural, natural, and technical sights.  South Moravia is a traditional
wine region. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six
universities it forms a cultural center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, and
Eindhoven, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may also be of
interest.  Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri
Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with
St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St.  James,
Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the
famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other
important buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha
Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of three emperors
(Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - Battle by Austerlitz),
Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle,
Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one
of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the
UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.

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