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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Singapore: ACL/IJCNLP 2009 Second Workshop on Technologies and Corpora for Asia-Pacific Speech Translation (TCAST 2009) -- CFP
PAPER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO -- MAY
Workshop on Technologies and Corpora for Asia-Pacific
August 2nd, Suntec Singapore
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
other areas. Research programs have been launched in many
countries and efforts have been made to develop successful
speech systems for several languages around the world. In the
Pacific region, extensive efforts are needed to develop the field.
the region a large number of languages and dialects are spoken, some
these languages have a very rich cultural heritage. However, many
languages have been neglected and information resources are
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
their standardization for applications in speech translation
Asian languages. The main aims of this workshop are to
participants to interact and share knowledge of available
and ongoing research, and to discuss possible avenues for
development in the field. This workshop is a part of the activities
the expert group on "Speech and Natural Language Processing"
under the ASTAP program, APEC-TEL and the A-Star project. The
is intended to be an open forum and welcomes contributions from
Theme papers, reviews and contributory papers
based on original
research are invited for presentation during the workshop.
invited on a broad range of topics related to speech
involving Asian languages.
Relevant topics include (but are
certainly not limited to):
. Machine translation
. Evaluation of
. Corpus development
. A-Star Consortium Meeting, November 14,
2006, Kyoto, Japan.
. A-Star Consortium Meeting, June 13, 2007,
International Symposium on Universal Communication, June 14-15, 2007, Kyoto,
O-COCOSDA Conference, December 9-11, 2006, Penang, Malaysia.
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.
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
figures, tables etc.). All submissions must be
in PDF format.
papers should be formatted in accordance with the official ACL-
style guidelines announced on the ACL-IJCNLP 2009
Reviewing will be blind. The draft papers should
not contain any information
that can identify the authors, as far as
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
. Paper Submission Deadline: May 22, 2009
. Notification of Paper Acceptance: June 12,
Ready Submission Deadline: July 3, 2009
. Workshop: August 2, 2009
refer to the workshop homepage for all other information.