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AISB event Bulletin Item


TSD 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 website.


     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 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

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 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.