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3-2-2 (2014-09-08) Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)

17th International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014) Brno, Czech Republic,

8-12 September 2014

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.


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 dialogues) 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.


Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair) Eneko Agirre, Spain Genevieve Baudoin, France Paul Cook, Australia Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia Karina Evgrafova, Russia Darja Fiser, Slovenia Radovan Garabik, Slovakia Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico Louise Guthrie, GB Jan Hajic, Czech Republic Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic Yannis Haralambous, France Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic Ales Horak, Czech Republic Eduard Hovy, USA Maria Khokhlova, Russia Daniil Kocharov, Russia Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic Valia Kordoni, Germany Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic Diana McCarthy, United Kingdom France Mihelic, Slovenia Hermann Ney, Germany Elmar Noeth, Germany Karel Oliva, Czech Republic Karel Pala, Czech Republic Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia Fabio Pianesi, Italy Maciej Piasecki, Poland Adam Przepiorkowski, 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, GB Marcin Wolinski, Poland Victor Zakharov, Russia KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA Bernardo Magnini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy


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 conference program will include oral presentations and poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.


March 15 2014 ............ Submission of abstract

March 22 2014 ............ Submission of full papers

May 15 2014 .............. Notification of acceptance

May 31 2014 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration

August 3 2014 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts

August 10 2014 ........... Notification of acceptance for demonstrations sent to the authors

September 8-12 2014 ...... Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the conference. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE The official language of the conference is English. ADDRESS All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to Ales Horak, TSD 2014 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: The official TSD 2014 homepage is:


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, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Eindhoven, Rome and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

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