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Text, Speech and Dialogue

11th International Conference, TSD 2008, Brno, Czech Republic, September 8-12, 2008, Proceedings

By Petr Sojka (Volume editor), Ale Horak (Volume editor), Ivan Kopecek (Volume editor), Karel Pala (Volume editor)

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Format: Paperback, 684 pages
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Published In: Germany, 04 September 2008
The annual Text, Speech and Dialogue Conference (TSD), which originated in 1998, is now starting its second decade. So far almost 900 authors from 45 countries have contributed to the proceedings. TSD constitutes a recognizedplatform for the presen- tion and discussion of state-of-the-art technology and recent achievements in the ?eld of natural language processing. It has become an interdisciplinary forum, interweaving the themes of speech technology and language processing. The conference attracts - searchers not only from Central and Eastern Europe, but also from other parts of the world. Indeed, one of its goals has always been to bring together NLP researchers with different interests from different parts of the world and to promote their mutual co- eration. One of the ambitions of the conference is, as its title says, not only to deal with dialogue systems as such, but also to contribute to improving dialogue between researchers in the two areas of NLP, i. e. , between text and speech people. In our view, the TSD conference was successful in this respect in 2008 as well. This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th TSD conference, held in Brno, Czech Republic in September 2008. Following the review process, 79 papers were - ceptedoutof173submitted,anacceptancerateof45. 7%.

Table of Contents

Invited Papers.- The Future of Text-Meaning in Computational Linguistics.- Deep Lexical Semantics.- Toward the Ultimate ASR Language Model.- Practical Prosody.- Text.- Sentiment Detection Using Lexically-Based Classifiers.- First Steps in Building a Verb Valency Lexicon for Romanian.- Hyponymy Patterns.- Temporal Issues and Recognition Errors on the Capitalization of Speech Transcriptions.- Web-Based Lemmatisation of Named Entities.- Combining Multiple Resources to Build Reliable Wordnets.- Active Tags for Semantic Analysis.- Spoken Requests for Tourist Information.- Affisix: Tool for Prefix Recognition.- Variants and Homographs.- An Empirical Bayesian Method for Detecting Out of Context Words.- Semantic Classes in Czech Valency Lexicon.- A Comparison of Language Models for Dialog Act Segmentation of Meeting Transcripts.- New Methods for Pruning and Ordering of Syntax Parsing Trees.- Web People Search with Domain Ranking.- Disyllabic Chinese Word Extraction Based on Character Thesaurus and Semantic Constraints in Word-Formation.- Statistical Word Sense Disambiguation in Contexts for Russian Nouns Denoting Physical Objects.- Where Do Parsing Errors Come From.- Dealing with Small, Noisy and Imbalanced Data.- Statistical Properties of Overlapping Ambiguities in Chinese Word Segmentation and a Strategy for Their Disambiguation.- The Verb Argument Browser.- Thinking in Objects.- Improving Unsupervised WSD with a Dynamic Thesaurus.- Normalization of Temporal Information in Estonian.- Word Sense Disambiguation with Semantic Networks.- A Pattern-Based Framework for Uncertainty Representation in Ontologies.- MSD Recombination for Statistical Machine Translation into Highly-Inflected Languages.- A Computational Framework to Integrate Different Semantic Resources.- Speech.- Age Determination of Children in Preschool and Primary School Age with GMM-Based Supervectors and Support Vector Machines/Regression.- Language Acquisition: The Emergence of Words from Multimodal Input.- A Tagged Corpus-Based Study for Repeats and Self-repairs Detection in French Transcribed Speech.- Study on Speaker Adaptation Methods in the Broadcast News Transcription Task.- Spoken Document Retrieval Based on Approximated Sequence Alignment.- Pitch Accents, Boundary Tones and Contours: Automatic Learning of Czech Intonation.- On the Use of MLP Features for Broadcast News Transcription.- Acoustic Modeling for Speech Recognition in Telephone Based Dialog System Using Limited Audio Resources.- Performance Evaluation for Voice Conversion Systems.- Influence of Reading Errors on the Text-Based Automatic Evaluation of Pathologic Voices.- Czech Pitch Contour Modeling Using Linear Prediction.- Energy Normalization in Automatic Speech Recognition.- HMM-Based Speech Synthesis for the Greek Language.- Advances in Acoustic Modeling for the Recognition of Czech.- Talking Head as Life Blog.- The Module of Morphological and Syntactic Analysis SMART.- An Extension to the Sammon Mapping for the Robust Visualization of Speaker Dependencies.- Analysis of Hypernasal Speech in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate.- Syllable Based Language Model for Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition of Polish.- Accent and Channel Adaptation for Use in a Telephone-Based Spoken Dialog System.- Efficient Unit-Selection in Text-to-Speech Synthesis.- Prosodic Events Recognition in Evaluation of Speech-Synthesis System Performance.- UU Database: A Spoken Dialogue Corpus for Studies on Paralinguistic Information in Expressive Conversation.- Perceptually Motivated Sub-band Decomposition for FDLP Audio Coding.- Forced-Alignment and Edit-Distance Scoring for Vocabulary Tutoring Applications.- Exploiting Contextual Information for Speech/Non-Speech Detection.- Identification of Speakers from Their Hum.- Reverse Correlation for Analyzing MLP Posterior Features in ASR.- Acquisition of Telephone Data from Radio Broadcasts with Applications to Language Recognition.- Multilingual Weighted Codebooks for Non-native Speech Recognition.- Prosodic Phrases and Semantic Accents in Speech Corpus for Czech TTS Synthesis.- Making Speech Technologies Available in (Serviko) Romani Language.- Emulating Temporal Receptive Fields of Higher Level Auditory Neurons for ASR.- A Framework for Language-Independent Analysis and Prosodic Feature Annotation of Text Corpora.- Quantification of Segmentation and F0 Errors and Their Effect on Emotion Recognition.- Deep Syntactic Analysis and Rule Based Accentuation in Text-to-Speech Synthesis.- Error Prediction-Based Semi-automatic Segmentation of Speech Databases.- Dialogue.- Cognitive and Emotional Interaction.- Architecture Model and Tools for Perceptual Dialog Systems.- The Generation of Emotional Expressions for a Text-Based Dialogue Agent.- Intelligent Voice Navigation of Spreadsheets.- A Semi-automatic Wizard of Oz Technique for Let'sFly Spoken Dialogue System.- Developing a Dialogue System.- Dialogue-Based Processing of Graphics and Graphical Ontologies.- An Issue-Based Approach to Information Search Modelling: Analysis of a Human Dialog Corpus.- Two-Level Fusion to Improve Emotion Classification in Spoken Dialogue Systems.- Automatic Semantic Annotation of Polish Dialogue Corpus.- Evaluation of the Slovak Spoken Dialogue System Based on ITU-T.- Shedding Light on a Troublesome Issue in NLIDBS.- Dialogue Based Text Editing.- SSML for Arabic Language.

EAN: 9783540873907
ISBN: 3540873902
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.5 centimetres (1.04 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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