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Friday, April 22, 2011 by Chris Wellekens

3-2-2 (2011-06-27) CfP Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing, Bellevue, Washington



Call for Participation

 Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing

June 27, 2011

Bellevue, Washington, USA


The symposium will be held in Bellevue, Washington on June 27th, 2011. It will bring together members of the Association for Computational Linguistics ( ), the International Speech Communication Association (, and The International Machine Learning Society ( .  Its goal is to foster communication and collaboration between researchers in these synergistic areas, taking advantage of the nearby locations of ACL-HLT 2011 and ICML 2011.



The workshop will feature a series of invited talks and general submissions. Submissions focusing on novel research are solicited and we especially encourage position and review papers addressing topics that are relevant both to Speech, Machine Learning and NLP. These areas include but are not limited to the use of: SVMs, log-linear models, neural networks, kernel methods, discriminative transforms, large margin training, discriminative training, active, semi-supervised & unsupervised training, structured prediction, Bayesian modeling, deep learning , and sparse representations. Application areas include natural language processing, speech recognition, language modeling, and speaker verification.


Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers written in English via the symposium website. Style guidelines and further submission information will be available from the website. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, and each accepted paper must have at least one registered author.


Important Dates

  • April 15 - Papers due
  • May 6 - Notification of acceptance
  • May 27 – Deadline for early registration
  • June 27 - Workshop


Venue, Accommodation and Registration

Venue: SIG-ML will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bellevue, Washington, the site of ICML.

Accommodation:  A wide variety of lodging is available in the Bellevue area.

Registration: Please see the website for details.


Organizing Committee

Hal Daume III, University of Maryland; Joseph Keshet, TTI-Chicago;

 Dan Roth, UIUC; Geoffrey Zweig, Microsoft 


Scientific Program Committee

Jeff Bilmes, University of Washington; Brian Kingsbury, IBM; Karen Livescu, TTI-Chicago

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