1st Joint SLTU (Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced languages) and CCURL (Collaboration and Computing for Under-Resourced Languages) Workshop
Date: 11-22 May 2020 Venue: Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France Website: http://sltu-ccurl-2020.ilc.cnr.it Submission Deadline: 14 February 2020 Submission page: will be announced by 20 December 2020 ==============
Workshop Description and Objectives
The first joint SLTU-CCURL workshop, organized by SIGUL, a joint Special Interest Group of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), will gather researchers working on speech processing and NLP for less-resourced languages. We solicit papers and posters related to all areas of NLP , speech and computational linguistics, as well as those at the intersection with digital humanities and documentary linguistics, provided that they address less-resourced languages.
The intention of this joint SLTU-CCURL workshop is not only to provide a forum for the presentation of research, but also to offer a venue where researchers in different disciplines and from varied backgrounds can fruitfully explore new areas of intellectual and practical development while honoring their common interest of sustaining less-resourced languages.
Topics of interest
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Language resource development, acquisition and representation - Linguistic theories, corpus development and resources - Linguistic and cognitive studies - Unsupervised discovery of linguistic units - Code switched lexical modeling - Multi-lingual and cross-lingual (spoken, text) language processing - Speech-to-text, text-to-speech and speech-to-speech processing - Machine translation and dialogue systems - NLP and speech technologies for under-resourced languages
Submission & Publication
Papers need to address less-resourced languages. They can contain an analysis and insight into existing methods and problems; a description of resources; an overview of the literature or of current initiatives, or a combination of the above. Authors must declare if part of the paper contains material previously published elsewhere.
We accept submission of long papers (up to 8 pages, to be presented as long presentations) and short papers (up to 4 pages, to be presented as posters or demos). The program committee reserves the right to decide whether a paper submitted as a long paper is better suited for a poster presentation. Page limits exclude references.
The papers of the workshop will be published in online proceedings.
Papers must strictly comply with the LREC stylesheet (https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/en/submission2020/authors-kit/) and be submitted in PDF unprotected format.
Submission page: will be announced on the website by 20 December 2020.
Each submission will be reviewed by three programme committee members. In compliance with the LREC rules, papers must not be anonymized.
- Paper submission deadline: 14 February 2020 - Notification of acceptance: 13 March 2020 - Camera-ready paper: 2 April 2020 - Workshop date: 11-12 May 2020
Alan Black, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Teresa Lynn, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland
On May 10th, SLTU-CCURL is pleased to offer two tutorials (held at Universitť Aix-marseille, near the LREC venue).
T1: Jan Trmal, John Hopkins University:† Building ASR systems using the Kaldi toolkit T2: Achim Rabus, University of Freiburg : Introduction to Handwritten Text Recognition with Transkribus
More details will be announced on the workshop web page.
Attendance to tutorials will be free of charge but registration will be required for organisational purposes (and number of attendees will be limited to 25 per tutorial).
* Dorothee Beermann, NTNU, Norway
* Laurent Besacier, LIG-Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
* Sakriani Sakti, NAIST,† Japan
* Claudia Soria, CNR-ILC, Italy
To contact the organizers, please mail Claudia.soria at ilc.cnr.it or Laurent.Besacier at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr (Subject: [SLTUCCURL at LREC2020]).
Adrian Doyle (Galway University, Ireland) TBC Alexey Karpov (SPIIRAS, Russian Federation) Alexis Palmer (University of North Texas, USA) Amita Dev (IGDTUW, India) Amir Aharoni (Wikimedia Foundation) Andras Kornai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary) Angelo Mario Del Grosso (CNR-ILC, Italy) Antti Arppe (University of Alberta, Canada)¬ Anupam Shukla (IIITM, India) Ayu Purwarianti† (ITB, Indonesia) TBC Bruce Birch (The Minjilang Endangered Languages Publications Project, Australia) TBC Bruce Robertson (Mount Allison University, Canada) TBC Charl Van Heerden (SPbSU, Russian Federation) TBC Chiu Yu Tseng (ILAS, Taiwan) TBC Chris Cieri (LDC, USA) TBC Clara Rivera (Google) TBC Daan Van Esch (Google) Dafydd Gibbon (Bielefeld University, Germany) Delyth Prys (Bangor University, UK) Dewi Bryn Jones (Bangor University, UK) Dirk Van Compernolle (KU Leuven, Belgium) TBC Dorothee Beermann (NTNU, Norway) Emily Le Chen (University of Illinois, USA) Emily Prud'hommeaux† (Boston College, USA) TBC Emmanuel Dupoux (EHESS-ENS, France) TBC Federico Boschetti (CNR-ILC, Italy) Francis Tyers (Moscow Higher School of Economics, Russia) Gerard Bailly (GIPSA Lab, CNRS) TBC Gilles Adda (LIMSI/IMMI CNRS, France) Hemant Patil (DA-IICT, India) Jeff Good (University at Buffalo, USA) John Judge (ADAPT DCU, Ireland) Jonas Fromseier Mortensen (Google) Jordan Lachler (University of Alberta, Canada) TBC Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France) Karunesh Arora (C-DAC, NOIDA, India) TBC Kepa Sarasola (University of the Basque Country, Spain) Kevin Scannell (Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA) Klara Ceberio (Elhuyar, Spain) Lane Schwartz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) Laurent Besacier (LIG-IMAG, France) Lori Lamel (LIMSI, France) TBC Luong Chi-Mai (IOIT, Vietnam) TBC Maite Melero (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain) Mans Hulden (University of Colorado Boulder, USA) TBC Miikka Silfverberg (University of Helsinki, Finland) Mikel Forcada (Universitat d’Alacant, Spain) Mirna Adriani (UI, Indonesia) TBC Mohammad A. M. Abushariah (The University of Jordan, Jordan) Nick Thieberger (University of Melbourne / ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australia) Omar Farooq (AMU, India) Pierric Sans (Google) TBC Pradip K Das (IIT, India) Sakriani Sakti (NAIST, Japan) Satoshi Nakamura (NAIST, Japan) Sebastian StŁker (KIT, Germany) Shyam S Agrawal (KIIT, India) Sin Horng Chen (NCTU, Taiwan) Steven Bird (Charles Darwin University, Australia) Tan Tien Ping (USM, Malaysia) TBC Tanja Schultz (Uni-Bremen, Germany) Thang Vu (Uni-Stuttgart, Germany) Teresa Lynn (ADAPT Centre, Ireland) Trond Trosterud (TromsÝ University, Norway) Tunde Adegbola (African Languages Technology Initiative, Nigeria) Vera Ferreira (CIDLeS - Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation, Portugal) Win Pa Pa (UCS Yangon, Myanmar) Xavier Anguera (Telefonica, Spain) TBC Yoshinori Sagisaka (Waseda University, Japan) TBC Zuraida Mohd Don (UPSI, Indonesia) TBC
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