21th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
TSD 2018, Brno, Czech Republic, September 11–14 2018
 
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Conference Theme
TSD 2018 will address the following topics within the field of natural language processing:

  • corpora, texts and transcription
  • speech analysis, recognition and synthesis
  • their intertwining within NL dialogue systems
Topics of the TSD 2018 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 (natural language understanding, question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)
  • Machine Translation (statistical, rule-based, example-based, hybrid, text and speech translation)
  • 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)
The official language of the event will be English, but papers on issues relating to text and speech processing in languages other than English are strongly encouraged.
Format of the Conference
TSD 2018 will be an international conference with a limited number of active participants. Priority will be given to persons presenting a paper. 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.

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