Ninth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
TSD 2006, Brno, Czech Republic, September 11–15 2006
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Conference Theme
TSD 2006 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 2006 Conference will include (but are not limited to):
  • text corpora and tagging
  • transcription problems in spoken corpora
  • sense disambiguation
  • links between text and speech oriented systems
  • parsing issues, especially parsing problems in spoken texts
  • multi-lingual issues, especially multi-lingual dialogue systems
  • information retrieval and information extraction
  • text/topic summarization
  • machine translation
  • semantic networks and ontologies
  • semantic web
  • speech modeling
  • speech segmentation
  • speech recognition
  • search in speech for IR and IE
  • text-to-speech synthesis
  • dialogue systems
  • development of dialogue strategies
  • prosody in dialogues
  • emotions and personality modeling
  • user modeling
  • knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems
  • assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue
  • applied systems and software
  • facial animation
  • visual speech synthesis
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 2006 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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