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Second Workshop on Technologies and Corpora for Asia-Pacific Speech

August 2nd, Suntec Singapore

ACL-IJCNLP 2009 co-located event.

In an age of global communication, information exchange by means of
speech-to-speech technology is playing an increasingly important role.
This technology is vital in breaking down language barriers and
facilitating better social interaction and exchange in business and
other areas. Research programs have been launched in many different
countries and efforts have been made to develop successful speech-to-
speech systems for several languages around the world. In the Asia-
Pacific region, extensive efforts are needed to develop the field. In
the region a large number of languages and dialects are spoken, some
of these languages have a very rich cultural heritage. However, many
of these languages have been neglected and information resources are
not available.

The objective of the workshop is to present the research and
development work currently in progress for the development of corpora,
data tools and techniques for the processing of Asian languages and
their standardization for applications in speech translation between
Asian languages. The main aims of this workshop are to allow
participants to interact and share knowledge of available resources
and ongoing research, and to discuss possible avenues for future
development in the field. This workshop is a part of the activities of
the expert group on "Speech and Natural Language Processing" created
under the ASTAP program, APEC-TEL and the A-Star project. The workshop
is intended to be an open forum and welcomes contributions from all
interested parties.

Theme papers, reviews and contributory papers based on original
research are invited for presentation during the workshop. Papers are
invited on a broad range of topics related to speech translation
involving Asian languages.
Relevant topics include (but are certainly not limited to):

.     Machine translation
.     Speech synthesis
.     Speech recognition
.     Evaluation of translation/recognition/synthesis quality
.     Corpus development
.     Standardization issues
.     Transliteration

.     A-Star Consortium Meeting, November 14, 2006, Kyoto, Japan.
.     A-Star Consortium Meeting, June 13, 2007, Kyoto, Japan.
.     International Symposium on Universal Communication, June 14-15, 2007, Kyoto, Japan.
.     O-COCOSDA Conference, December 9-11, 2006, Penang, Malaysia.
.     ICSLP Conferences
.     TCAST 2008, January 11, 2008, Hyderabad, India.
.     O-COCOSDA Conference, November 25-27, 2008, Kyoto, Japan.
.     International Symposium on Universal Communication, December 15-16, 2008, Kyoto, Japan.

Paper submission is by email to tcast [ A  T ] atr.jp. Papers have to
be written in English. Papers should be from 4 pages to 6 pages long
(including references, figures, tables etc.). All submissions must be
in PDF format.

The papers should be formatted in accordance with the official ACL-
IJCNLP 2009 style guidelines announced on the ACL-IJCNLP 2009
conference website.  Reviewing will be blind. The draft papers should
not contain any information that can identify the authors, as far as

Accepted authors must also sign the copyright release form
(downloadable from the workshop website) and send it to us by postal
mail before the camera ready submission deadline.

.     Paper Submission Deadline: May 22, 2009 DEADLINE EXTENDED
.     Notification of Paper Acceptance: June 12, 2009
.     Camera Ready Submission Deadline: July 3, 2009
.     Workshop: August 2, 2009

Please refer to the workshop homepage for all other information.