17th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue

Conference Theme
TSD 2014 will address the following topics within the field of natural language processing:
   corpora, texts and transcription
   speech analysis, recognition and synthesis
   their intertwining within NL dialogue systems

Topics of the TSD 2014 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 (natural language understanding, question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)
   Machine Translation (statistical, rule-based, example-based, hybrid, text and speech translation)
   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)

The official language of the event will be English, but papers on issues relating to text and speech processing in languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

Format of the Conference
TSD 2014 will be an international conference with a limited number of active participants. Priority will be given to persons presenting a paper. 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. 

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstract via submit form (Submitting the abstract is considered as preliminary registration. Abstracts serve for better organization of the review process): March 15, 2014

Deadline for submission of FULL PAPERS (PDF, anonymized) via the Submission form (Full paper is necessary for review): March 22, 2014
(for individual requirements please contact tsd2014@tsdconference.org)

Notification of acceptance sent to the authors: May 15 2014

Early registration: May 31, 2014

Final papers (camera ready): May 31, 2014

Deadline for submission of DEMONSTRATION ABSTRACTS: August 3, 2014

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

Deadline of Late registration: August 17, 2014

Conference date: September 8-12, 2014 

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