17th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
TSD 2014, Brno, Czech Republic, September 8–12 2014
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Conference Program

The conference will be held in Hotel Continental, Brno (see the Conference Location page).

Monday, September 8, 201415:00 - 18:00RegistrationLounge
Tuesday, September 9, 20148:00 - 9:00RegistrationLounge
9:00 - 9:20Opening SessionHall II
9:20 - 10:20Bernardo Magnini, Ido Dagan, Günter Neumann and Sebastian Pado:
Entailment Graphs for Text Analytics in the Excitement Project - invited talk
Hall II
10:20 - 10:45Coffee BreakLounge
10:45 - 12:00Parallel Sessions (2 x 3)Hall II, Hall III
12:00 - 13:30Lunch BreakRestaurant
13:30 - 15:00Poster Session (14)Lounge
15:00 - 16:15Parallel Sessions (2 x 3)Hall II, Hall III
16:15 - 16:45Coffee BreakLounge
16:45 - 18:00Demo SessionComputer Room
19:00 - 21:00Welcome ReceptionRestaurant
Wednesday, September 10, 20149:00 - 10:00Salim Roukos and Jerome Quin and Todd Ward:
Multi-Lingual Text Leveling - invited talk
Hall II
10:00 - 10:30Coffee BreakLounge
10:30 - 12:10Parallel Sessions (2 x 4)Hall II, Hall III
12:10 - 13:30Lunch BreakRestaurant
13:30 - 15:00Poster Session (13)Lounge
15:00 - 15:50Parallel Sessions (2 x 2)Hall II, Hall III
15:50 - 16:15Coffee BreakLounge
16:15 - 17:05Parallel Sessions (2 x 2)Hall II, Hall III
17:10 - 18:00Program Committee MeetingComputer Room
18:00 - 22:00Guided Tour to Brno (info at Registration)
Thursday, September 11, 201409:00 - 10:15Parallel Sessions (2 x 3)Hall II, Hall III
10:15 - 10:45Coffee BreakLounge
10:45 - 11:35Parallel Sessions (2 x 2)Hall II, Hall III
11:35 - 13:00Lunch BreakRestaurant
13:00 - 24:00Trip and Conference Dinner
Friday, September 12, 20149:30 - 10:30Ralph Grishman and Yifan He:
An Information Extraction Customizer - invited talk
Hall II
10:30 - 11:00Coffee BreakLounge
11:00 - 11:50Parallel Sessions (2 x 2)Hall II, Hall III
11:50 - 12:00Closing CeremonyHall II
12:00 - 13:00Lunch BreakRestaurant

Monday, September 8, 2014
15:00Registration (Lounge)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
8:00Registration (Lounge)
9:00Opening Session (Hall II)
9:20Bernardo Magnini, Ido Dagan, Günter Neumann and Sebastian Pado:
Entailment Graphs for Text Analytics in the Excitement Project - invited talk
(Hall II)
chair: Karel Pala
10:20Coffee Break (Lounge)
Parallel Sessions (2 x 3)
Section Text (Hall II)
chair: Maciej Piasecki
Section Speech (Hall III)
chair: Jindrich Matousek
10:45Mohamed Morchid and Richard Dufour and Usman Niaz and Francis Bouvier and Clément de Groc and Claude de Loupy and Georges Linarès and Bernard Merialdo and Bertrand Peralta:
SuMACC Project's Corpus
Markéta Jůzová and Daniel Tihelka:
Minimum Text Corpus Selection for Limited Domain Speech Synthesis
11:10György Orosz and Kinga Mátyus:
An MLU Estimation Method for Hungarian Transcripts
Tilda Neuberger and Dorottya Gyarmathy and Tekla Etelka Gráczi and Viktória Horváth and Mária Gósy and András Beke:
Development of a Large Spontaneous Speech Database of Agglutinative Hungarian Language
11:35Vladimír Benko:
Aranea: Yet Another Family of (Comparable) Web Corpora
Zdeněk Hanzlíček and Martin Grůber:
Initial Experiments on Automatic Correction of Prosodic Annotation of Large Speech Corpora
12:00Lunch Break (Restaurant)
13:30Poster Session (14) (Lounge)
chair: Ales Horak
Ivandré Paraboni and Alan K. Yamasaki and Adriano S. R. da Silva and Caio V. M. Teixeira:
Generating Underspecified Descriptions of Landmark Objects
Daniel Soutner and Luděk Müller:
Continuous Distributed Representations of Words as Input of LSTM Network Language Model
Jurgita Kapočiute-Dzikiene and Andrius Utka and Ligita Šarkute:
Feature Exploration for Authorship Attribution of Lithuanian Parliamentary Speeches
Rubén Izquierdo and Sonia Vázquez and Andrés Montoyo:
Semantic Classes and Relevant Domains on WSD
Yury Hetsevich and Alena Skopinava :
Processing of Quantitative Expressions with Measurement Units in the Nominative, Genitive, and Accusative Cases for Belarusian and Russian
Munshi Asadullah and Damien Nouvel and Patrick Paroubek:
Using Verb-Noun Patterns to Detect Process Inputs
Tamás Grósz, István Nagy T.:
Document Classification with Deep Rectifier Neural Networks and Probabilistic Sampling
David Steele and Lucia Specia:
Divergences in the Usage of Discourse Markers in English and Mandarin Chinese
Mahmoud El-Haj and Paul Rayson and David Hall:
Language Independent Evaluation of Translation Style and Consistency: Comparing Human and Machine Translations of Camus' Novel ``The Stranger''
Jiří Přibil and Anna Přibilová and Jindřich Matoušek:
GMM Classification of TTS Synthesis: Identification of Original Speaker's Voice
Lucie Skorkovská and Zbyněk Zajíc:
Score Normalization Methods Applied to Topic Identification
Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave and Elkyn Alexander Belalcázar-Bolaños and Julián David Arias-Londoño and Jesús Francisco Vargas-Bonilla and Tino Haderlein and Elmar Noeth :
Phonation and Articulation Analysis of Spanish Vowels for Automatic Detection of Parkinson's Disease
Hironori Fukushima and Kenji Araki and Yuzu Uchida :
Disambiguation of Japanese Onomatopoeias using Nouns and Verbs
Ivan Kopeček, Radek Ošlejšek and Jaromír Plhák:
Ontology Based Strategies for Supporting Communication within Social Networks
Parallel Sessions (2 x 3)
Section Speech (Hall II)
chair: Vlasta Radova
Section Dialogue (Hall III)
chair: Zdenek Hanzlicek
15:00Yuta Kawakami and Longbiao Wang and Atsuhiko Kai and Seiichi Nakagawa:
Speaker Identification by Combining Various Vocal Tract and Vocal Source Features
Ondřej Plátek and Filip Jurčíček:
Integration of an on-line Kaldi Speech Recogniser to the Alex Dialogue Systems Framework
15:25Pavel Campr and Marie Kunešová and Jan Vaněk and Jan Čech and Josef Psutka:
Audio-Video Speaker Diarization for Unsupervised Speaker and Face Model Creation
Thiago Castro Ferreira and Ivandré Paraboni:
Referring Expression Generation: Taking Speakers' Preferences into Account
15:50Michaela Kuchařová and Svatava Škodová and Ladislav Šeps and Marek Boháč :
Study on Phrases Used for Semi-Automatic Text-Based Speakers’ Names Extraction in the Czech Radio Broadcasts News
Tino Haderlein and Catherine Middag and Andreas Maier and Jean-Pierre Martens and Michael Doellinger and Elmar Noeth:
Visualization of Intelligibility Measured by Language-Independent Features
16:15Coffee Break (Lounge)
16:45Demo Session (Computer Room)
chair: Pavel Rychly
Andrey Kutuzov, Maria Kunilovskaya:
Research potential and design of Russian Learner Translator Corpus
Tobias Kortkamp, Martin Ring, Mathias Soeken, Rolf Drechsler:
A collaborative NLP development environment
Hlaváčová Jaroslava:
Multilingual Aspects of the Khresmoi project
Ahmed Ali, Yifan Zhang, Stephan Vogel:
QCRI Advanced Transcription System (QATS)
Richard Jelínek, Jiří Mácha, Jiří Václavík:
PetaMem Scripting Environment
Vit Suchomel:
Finding Terms in Corpora for Many Languages
19:00Welcome Reception (Restaurant)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
9:00Salim Roukos and Jerome Quin and Todd Ward:
Multi-Lingual Text Leveling - invited talk
(Hall II)
chair: Bernardo Magnini
10:00Coffee Break (Lounge)
Parallel Sessions (2 x 4)
Section Text (Hall II)
chair: Salim Roukos
Section Speech (Hall III)
chair: Tino Haderlein
10:30Ines Boujelben and Salma Jamoussi and Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou:
RelANE: Discovering Relations between Arabic Named Entities
Jan Vaněk and Josef Psutka:
Anti-Models: An Alternative Way to Discriminative Training
10:55Andoni Azpeitia and Montse Cuadros and Seán Gaines and German Rigau:
NERC-fr: Supervised Named Entity Recognition for French
Svetlana Popova and Ivan Khodyrev and Irina Ponomareva and Tatiana Krivosheeva:
Automatic Speech Recognition Texts Clustering
11:20Michal Konkol and Miloslav Konopík:
Named Entity Recognition for Highly Inflectional Languages: Effects of Various Lemmatization and Stemming Approaches
Petr Mizera and Petr Pollak and Alice Kolman and Mirjam Ernestus:
Impact of Irregular Pronunciation on Phonetic Segmentation of Nijmegen Corpus of Casual Czech
11:45Somnath Banerjee and Sudip Kumar Naskar and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay :
Bengali Named Entity Recognition using Margin Infused Relaxed Algorithm
Michał Lenarczyk:
Parametric Speech Coding Framework for Voice Conversion Based on Mixed Excitation Model
12:10Lunch Break (Restaurant)
13:30Poster Session (13) (Lounge)
chair: Petr Sojka
Hai Hieu Vu and Jeanne Villaneau and Farida Said and Pierre-François Marteau:
Sentence Similarity by Combining Explicit Semantic Analysis and Overlapping N-grams
Maciej Piasecki and Michał Wendelberger:
Partial Measure of Semantic Relatedness based on the Local Feature Selection
Erqiang Zhou and Xi Luo and Zhiguang Qin:
Incorporating Language Patterns and Domain Knowledge into Feature-opinion Extraction
Anatoly Anisimov and Oleksandr Marchenko and Emil Nasirov and Stepan Palamarchuk:
A Method for Parallel Non-Negative Sparse Large Matrix Factorization
Somnath Banerjee and Sudip Kumar Naskar and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay :
BFQA: A Bengali Factoid Question Answering System
Pascal Vaillant and Jean-Baptiste Lamy:
Using Graph Transformation Algorithms to Generate Natural Language Equivalents of Icons Expressing Medical Concepts
Raja Bensalem Bahloul and Marwa Elkarwi and Kais Haddar and Philippe Blache:
Building an Arabic Linguistic Resource from a Treebank: the Case of Property Grammar
Pepi Stavropoulou and Dimitrios Tsonos and Georgios Kouroupetroglou:
Language Resources and Evaluation for the Support of the Greek Language in the MARY TtS
Nikitas N. Karanikolas and Eleni Galiotou and Angela Ralli:
Towards a Unified Exploitation of Electronic Dialectal Corpora: Problems and Perspectives
Tadej Justin and France Mihelič and Simon Dobrišek:
Intelligibility Assessment of the De-Identified Speech Obtained Using Phoneme Recognition and Speech Synthesis Systems
Anna Lisa Gentile and Ziqi Zhang and Fabio Ciravegna:
Self Training Wrapper Induction with Linked Data
Jan Romportl:
Speech Synthesis and Uncanny Valley
Vojtěch Kovář:
Partial Grammar Checking for Czech Using the SET Parser
Parallel Sessions (2 x 2)
Section Text (Hall II)
chair: Petr Sojka
Section Dialogue (Hall III)
chair: Jan Vanek
15:00Richard Elling Moe:
Clustering in a News Corpus
Filip Jurčíček and Ondřej Dušek and Ondřej Plátek and Lukáš Žilka:
Alex: a Statistical Dialogue Systems Framework
15:25Jan Rygl:
Automatic Adaptation of Author’s Stylometric Features to Document Types
Adam Chýlek and Jan Švec and Luboš Šmídl :
Two-layer Semantic Entity Detection and Utterance Validation for Spoken Dialogue Systems
15:50Coffee Break (Lounge)
Parallel Sessions (2 x 2)
Section Text (Hall II)
chair: Petr Sojka
Section Dialogue (Hall III)
chair: Jan Vanek
16:15Daniel Devatman Hromada:
Comparative Study Concerning the Role of Surface Morphological Features in the Induction of Part-of-Speech Categories
Marek Boháč and Karel Blavka:
Using Suprasegmental Information in Recognized Speech Punctuation Completion
16:40Valery Solovyev and Vladimir Ivanov :
Dictionary-Based Problem Phrase Extraction from User Reviews
Filip Jurčíček and Ondřej Dušek and Ondřej Plátek:
A Factored Discriminative Spoken Language Understanding for Spoken Dialogue Systems
17:10Program Committee Meeting (Computer Room)
18:00Guided Tour to Brno (info at Registration)

Thursday, September 11, 2014
TimeParallel Sessions (2 x 3)
Section Text (Hall II)
chair: Vladimir Benko
Section Speech (Hall III)
chair: France Mihelic
09:00Daniel Devatman Hromada:
Empiric Introduction to Light Stochastic Binarization
Markéta Jůzová and Daniel Tihelka:
Tuning Limited Domain Speech Synthesis Using General TTS System
09:25Zoltán Subecz:
Detection and Classification of Events in Hungarian Natural Language Texts
David Guennec and Damien Lolive:
Unit Selection Cost Function Exploration Using an A* based Text-to-Speech System
09:50Hamidreza Chinaei and Luc Lamontagne and François Laviolette and Richard Khoury:
A Topic Model Scoring Approach for Personalized QA Systems
Daniel Tihelka and Jindřich Matoušek and Zdeněk Hanzlíček:
Modelling F0 Dynamics in Unit Selection Based Speech Synthesis
10:15Coffee Break (Lounge)
Parallel Sessions (2 x 2)
Section Text (Hall II)
chair: Jaroslava Hlavacova
Section Speech (Hall III)
chair: Daniel Tihelka
10:45Róbert Sabo and Štefan Beňuš:
Detecting Commas in Slovak Legal Texts
Tomáš Valenta and Luboš Šmídl and Jan Švec and Daniel Soutner:
Inter-Annotator Agreement on Spontaneous Czech Language
11:10Zuzana Nevěřilová:
Paraphrase and Textual Entailment Generation
Aitor Álvarez and Pablo Ruiz and Haritz Arzelus:
Improving a Long Audio Aligner through Phone- relatedness Matrices for English, Spanish and Basque
11:35Lunch Break (Restaurant)
13:00Trip and Conference Dinner

Friday, September 12, 2014
9:30Ralph Grishman and Yifan He:
An Information Extraction Customizer - invited talk
(Hall II)
chair: Karel Pala
10:30Coffee Break (Lounge)
Parallel Sessions (2 x 2)
Section Speech (Hall II)
chair: Vlasta Radova
Section Text (Hall III)
chair: Justyna Walkowska
11:00Josef V. Psutka and Aleš Pražák and Josef Psutka and Vlasta Radová :
Captioning of Live TV Commentaries from the Olympic Games in Sochi: Some Interesting Insights
Andrey Kutuzov and Maria Kunilovskaya :
Russian Learner Translator Corpus:
11:25Anthony Rousseau and Gilles Boulianne and Paul Deleglise and Yannick Esteve and Vishwa Gupta and Sylvain Meignier:
LIUM and CRIM ASR System Combination for the REPERE Evaluation Campaign
Karel Pala and Ondřej Svoboda:
An Experiment with Theme-Rheme Identification
11:50Closing Ceremony (Hall II)
12:00Lunch Break (Restaurant)

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