The 16th International Conference of Text, Speech and Dialogue TSD2013 will be concerned with the topics in the field of natural language processing, in particular:

  • corpora, texts and transcription,
  • speech analysis, recognition and synthesis,
  • their intertwining within NL dialogue systems.

The keynote topic of the conference for this year will be announced later.

The topics will also include (but are not limited to):

  • Speech Recognition
    —multilingual, continuous, emotional speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words, alternative way of feature extraction, new models for acoustic and language modelling,
  • Corpora and Language Resources
    —monolingual, multilingual, text, and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation, specialized lexicons, dictionaries,
  • Speech and Spoken Language Generation
    —multilingual, high fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing,
  • Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    —multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship attribution,
  • 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, emotion and personality modelling.