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CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND PARTICIPATION: Text, Speech and Dialogue, 8-12 Sep 2014, Brno,CZECH REPUBLIC
SUBMISSION OF DEMONSTRATION ABSTRACTS 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 www.tsdconference.org). 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. IMPORTANT DATES 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 website. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 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 Applications 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 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 such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX. TOPICS 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 dialogues) 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 encouraged. PROGRAM COMMITTEE 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 FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE 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. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE The official language of the conference is English. ACCOMMODATION 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. ADDRESS 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: firstname.lastname@example.org The official TSD 2014 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/ LOCATION 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 km). 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.