[Corpora-List] SRSL7 CfP

Manuel Alcantara Pla manuel at maria.lllf.uam.es
Fri Mar 30 14:46:01 CEST 2007

International Workshop on the Semantic Representation of Spoken Language

Salamanca, Spain (12-Nov-2007 - 13-Nov-2007)

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in
the semantic representation of spoken corpora, especially spontaneous
speech. Spoken language is a pending issue in computational linguistics
and artificial intelligence, both traditionally focused on written
language, although semantic processing of speech is necessary for the
understanding of both natural and human-machine interaction. The
problems found when trying to linguistically structure spontaneous
speech are leading to works focused on its semantic representation.
In-depth research on the semantic representation of speech can provide
us with a suitable basis for further analysis of related linguistic
levels, like prosody or pragmatics.

Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research
concerning the semantic representation of spoken language. They can be
full (6-8 pages) or short papers (3-4 pages).

Topics include:

-Corpus annotation: structures (frame-banks, proposition banks, etc.)
and concepts (ontologies, named entities, etc.).
-Content identification and segmentation in spontaneous speech.
-Semantic interpretation in dialogues.
-Dialogue and discourse structures.
-Topic Detection and tracking.
-Multimodal Representations including speech.
-Natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems.
-Speech in embedded systems.
-Project descriptions about applications of spoken corpora semantic
-Standardisation work.

Submissions must be written in English and should follow the Springer
format. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the
author's names and affiliations.
Submission will be via email and must be sent to
manuel(dot)alcantara(at)dfki(dot)de. Accepted papers will appear in the
proceedings of the workshop. Both full (6-8 pages including references)
and short papers (3-4 pages including references) will have an oral
presentation at the workshop within the framework of the CAEPIA
conference in Salamanca (Spain).

For further information about the workshop and the submission procedure,
please visit http://www.dfki.de/~mpla/SRSL/

Important dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: July 15th, 2007
Notification of Paper Acceptance: September 20th, 2007
Final Version Submission Deadline: October 10th, 2007
Workshop dates: November 12th and 13th, 2007

Chair: Manuel Alcantara (DFKI GmbH)
Co-chair: Thierry Declerck (DFKI GmbH)

(already confirmed) Program Committee:
David Ahn (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Enrique Alfonseca (Google)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI GmbH)
Harry Bunt (Universiteit van Tilburg)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC-CNR)
Raquel Fernández Rovira (Universität Potsdam)
Anette Frank (Universität Heidelberg)
Massimo Moneglia (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Antonio Moreno Sandoval (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Stelios Piperidis (IEA-ILSP)
Gael Richard (École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, GET-ENST)
Carlos Subirats (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Isabel Trancoso (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa)

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