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SLTU 2014 : 4th International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced Languages


When May 14, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Where St. Petersburg, Russia
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2014
Notification Due Mar 3, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 17, 2014
Categories    speech technologies   speech recognition   natural language processing   speech synthesis

Call For Papers


4th International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages (SLTU'14)
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 (South Africa), SLTU’10 in Penang (Malaysia), and SLTU’08 in Hanoi (Vietnam). SLTU’14 International Workshop is held in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) and has the special focus on Eastern European under-resourced languages (Slavic, Baltic, Uralic, Altaic, Caucasian, etc.).

The SLTU-2014 Workshop is sponsored or supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, EURASIP association and ISCA association.

SLTU'14 Workshop topics include all areas related to processing 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 the SLTU organizers:

Etienne Barnard, NWU, South Africa
Laurent Besacier, LIG, France
Eric Castelli, MICA, Vietnam
Dirk Van Compernolle, KULeuven, 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

- Full paper submission: 10 February, 2014 (extended dealine)
- Notification of paper acceptance: 3 March, 2014
- Submission of final papers: 17 March, 2014
- Registration due: 17 March, 2014
- Workshop dates: 14-16 May, 2014

Several keynote lectures will be given by distinguished scientists: Prof. Satoshi Nakamura (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) and some other outstanding speakers.

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 vizit the conference web site:

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