[Corpora-List] TSD 2016 - Call for Workshop Papers and Demonstrations

TSD 2016 xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz
Mon Jul 11 13:03:50 CEST 2016




Nineteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2016)

Brno, Czech Republic, 12-16 September 2016



The TSD 2016 conference will be accompanied by a one-day satellite workshop

Community-based Building of Language Resources, CBBLR

Workshop submission deadline .......... August 3 2016

The main topic of the workshop is directed at building new language resources, especially for languages with no or too little existing language resources. See http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2016/conf_workshop.html for details.

Authors are now invited to submit workshop papers within the second call for papers. All accepted CBBLR workshop papers will be published in a separate workshop proceedings with ISBN.


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 www.tsdconference.org). 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.

The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD 2016, they will be published electronically at the conference website.


August 3 2016 ............ Submission of CBBLR workshop papers August 8 2016 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts August 15 2016 ........... Notification of acceptance for

workshop papers and demonstrations

sent to the authors September 12-16 2016 ..... Conference date


Hinrich Schuetze, University of Munich, Germany

Embeddings! For which objects? For which objectives?

Ido Dagan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Natural Language Knowledge Graphs

Elmar Noeth, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet, Germany

Remote Monitoring of Neurodegeneration through Speech

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 such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX.

The TSD 2016 conference will be directly followed by a meeting of working group WG3 of the

ISCH COST Action IS 1305

European Network of e-Lexicography (ENeL)



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 encouraged.


Elmar Noeth, Germany (general chair)

Eneko Agirre, Spain

Genevieve Baudoin, France

Vladimir Benko, Slovakia

Paul Cook, Canada

Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic

Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia

Kamil Ekstein, Czech Republic

Karina Evgrafova, Russia

Darja Fiser, Slovenia

Eleni Galiotou, Greece

Radovan Garabik, Slovakia

Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico

Louise Guthrie, United Kingdom

Tino Haderlein, Germany

Jan Hajic, Czech Republic

Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic

Yannis Haralambous, France

Hynek Hermansky, USA

Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic

Ales Horak, Czech Republic

Eduard Hovy, USA

Maria Khokhlova, Russia

Daniil Kocharov, Russia

Miloslav Konopik, Czech Republic

Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic

Valia Kordoni, Germany

Pavel Kral, Czech Republic

Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany

Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia

Bernardo Magnini, Italy

Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic

France Mihelic, Slovenia

Roman Moucek, Czech Republic

Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Poland

Hermann Ney, Germany

Karel Oliva, Czech Republic

Karel Pala, Czech Republic

Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia

Maciej Piasecki, 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, United Kingdom

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 has arranged 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 2016

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

email: tsd2016 at tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2016 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/


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, Munich, or 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.

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