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Spoken language processing

2014 Volume 55 Number 2.

Direction : Laurent Besacier, Wolfang Minker.

Speech is the most natural way to communicate and interact (with the machine or with another person) . Spoken language processing and dialogue have now many direct applications in various areas such as (but not limited to) information retrieval, natural language interaction with mobile devices, social robotics, assistive technologies, technologies for language learning, etc. . However, spoken language processing poses specific problems related to the nature of the speech material itself. Indeed, spontaneous speech utterances have to be processed and they contain many paralinguistic features. For instance, disfluencies (repetitions , false starts, etc.) reduces the syntactic regularity of utterances. Moreover, spontaneous utterances convey rich information related to emotions , etc. Furthermore, automatic speech recognition (ASR) step, often required before the application of higher level processing (understanding , translation, analysis, etc.), produces noisy outputs (with errors ) which require robust and tight coupling between modules.

We invite contributions on any aspect (theoretical, methodological and practical) of spoken language processing and oral communication ; in particular (non-exclusive list) :

-  Automatic speech recognition
-  Spoken language understanding
-  Speech translation
-  Text-to-Speech synthesis
-  Man-machine dialogue
-  Robust analysis of spoken language
-  Analysis of social affects or emotions in spontaneous speech
-  Mining spoken language documents
-  Spoken language applications (mobile interaction, robotics, etc. )
-  Technologies for language learning
-  Multilingual aspects of spoken language processing
-  Evaluation for spoken language processing
-  Corpora and resources for spoken language
-  (Spoken) discourse analysis
-  Adaptive dialogue (context, user profile)
-  Analysis of paralinguistic features in spoken language


-  call : march 2014
-  submission of contributions : 30 june 2014
-  first authors notification : 15 september 2014
-  publication : end 2014 / begin 2015

Submission format

LANGUAGE Manuscripts may be submitted in English or French. French-speaking authors are requested to submit their contributions in French.

PAPER SUBMISSION Papers must describe original, completed, and unpublished work. Each submission will be reviewed by two programme committee members and one TAL scientific committee member. Papers must be submitted on Sciencesconf platform


-  ADDA Gilles LIMSI, Paris
-  ANTOINE Jean-Yves U. F. Rabelais, Tours
-  AUBERGE Véronique LIG, Grenoble
-  CERISARA Christophe LORIA, Nancy
-  CERNOCKY Jan Univ. Brno, Tcheque Republic
-  DAMNATI Géraldine Orangs Labs, Lannion
-  DEVILLERS Laurence LIMSI, Orsay
-  DUTOIT Thierry TCTS, Mons
-  ESTEVE Yannick LIUM, Le Mans
-  ESKENAZI Maxine CMU, Pittsburgh
-  FAVRE Benoit LIF, Marseille
-  FERRANE Isabelle IRIT, Toulouse
-  GRAVIER Guillaume IRISA, Rennes
-  JOUVET Denis LORIA, Nancy
-  KAHN Juliette LNE, Paris
-  LECOUTEUX Benjamin LIG, Grenoble
-  LEFEVRE Fabrice LIA, Avignon
-  LINARES Georges LIA, Avignon
-  MEIGNIER Sylvain LIUM, Le Mans
-  PIETQUIN Olivier Univ. Lille 1
-  POPESCU-BELIS Andrei IDIAP, Martigny
-  ROSSET Sophie LIMSI, Orsay

Accepted papers will be maximum 25 pages long in PDF. Style sheets are available for download on the Web site of the TAL journal

Date de dernière mise à jour : 18 avril 2014, auteur : Béatrice Daille.