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Subject: TSD 2019 - Last Call for Papers (211)  From: Francesca Benatti Subject: Open University Digital Humanities / Book History seminar, 25 March (66) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-03-19 21:51:57+00:00 From: TSD 2019 Subject: TSD 2019 - Last Call for Papers TSD 2019 - LAST CALL FOR PAPERS The twenty-second International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2019) Ljubljana, Slovenia September 10-13, 2019 http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/tsd2019/ IMPORTANT The submission deadline March 31 is approaching. We will not extend the deadline. However, in case you need some extra days, please let us know and do the following: Register yourself and submit your paper with a valid abstract. Put "UNFINISHED" as the first word in the abstract (both in the system and in the paper). We need at least the abstract to organize the reviews. When you finish your work, please, update the paper. TSD HIGHLIGHTS * Keynote speakers: Denis Jouvet (Loria, Nancy, France), Aline Villavicencio (University of Essex, UK), Bhiksha Raj (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Ryan Cotterell (University of Cambridge, UK). * TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed in all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc. * The TSD2019 conference is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2019 satellite event. * The TSD2019 conference is supported by the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). It holds the status of an ISCA Supported Event. * TSD offers a high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final reviewers' discussion. * TSD is going to take place in the beautiful centre of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. * The conference is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. * TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, all meals, one social event, etc.) for an easily affordable fee. IMPORTANT DATES March 31, 2019 ............... Deadline for submission of contributions May 10, 2019 ................. Notification of acceptance or rejection May 31, 2019 ................. Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers September 10-13, 2019 ........ TSD2019 conference date The proceedings will be provided on flash drives in form of navigable content. Printed books will be available for extra fee. TSD SERIES The TSD series has evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of the TSD conference form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX. TOPICS Topics of the 22nd conference will 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 modeling). 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 Modeling (video processing, facial animation, visual speech synthesis, user modeling, emotion and personality modeling). PROGRAMME COMMITTEE All programme committee members are listed on the conference web pages OFFICIAL LANGUAGE The official language of the event is English, however, papers on issues related to text and speech processing in languages other than English are strongly encouraged. LOCATION Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital - a city, whose name means `The beloved', is a great place to visit, although you will not find world renowned attractions here. Nevertheless, it has history, tradition, style, arts & culture, an atmosphere that is both Central European and Mediterranean; many also add the adjectives multilingual and hospitable. Being close to many of the major sights and attractions of Slovenia, Ljubljana can also be your starting point to discover the country's diversity. Ljubljana is situated about halfway between Vienna and Venice. Its character and appearance have been shaped by diverse cultural influences and historical events. While in winter it is remarkable for its dreamy Central European character, it is the relaxed Mediterranean feel that stands out during summer. Ljubljana is a picturesque city full of romantic views, with a medieval castle towering over its historical city centre and a calm river spanned by a series of beautiful bridges running right through it. It's a city with a medieval heart, a city of the Baroque and Art Nouveau, with an old castle resting above it like a sleeping beauty. In Ljubljana eastern and western cultures met; and the Italian concept of art combined with the sculptural aesthetics of Central European cathedrals. The city owes its present appearance partly to Italian baroque and partly to Art Nouveau, which is the style of the numerous buildings erected immediately after the earthquake of 1895. The central point of interest in Ljubljana is the Ljubljana Castle, watching over the city from the centrally located castle hill. The beginnings of the medieval castle go back to the 9th century, although the castle building is first mentioned only in 1144. It gained its present image after the earthquake of 1511 and following further renovations at the beginning of the 17th century. At present, a funicular connects the Old Town to the castle hill, adding an even more convenient access alternative to the tourist train. Ljubljana lies at the centre of Slovenia. In the morning you can visit the stunningly beautiful Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj or Soca Valley in the high mountainous region of the Alps, and in the evening enjoy the sunset in one of the charming little towns on the Adriatic coast. It only takes minutes to reach the peaceful and unspoiled countryside of the city's green surrounding areas, which offer endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, fishing and horse riding. We are very excited of the fact that the TSD conference leaves the Czech Republic for the first time within its 22-year history and that the TSD2019 is going to take place in such a wonderful location as Ljubljana. ABOUT CONFERENCE The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. VENUE Faculty of Electrical Engineering - University of Ljubljana Trzaska cesta 25 SI-1000 Ljubljana CONTACT The preferred way of contacting the conference organizing committee is writing an e-mail to: Ms Lucie Tauchenova, TSD2019 Conference Secretary E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +420 702 994 699 All paper correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to: TSD2019 - NTIS P2 Fakulta aplikovanych ved Zapadoceska univerzita v Plzni Univerzitni 8 CZ-306 14 Plzen Czech Republic Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with large capitals 'TSD' on top. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-03-19 12:29:28+00:00 From: Francesca Benatti Subject: Open University Digital Humanities / Book History seminar, 25 March Dear colleagues, We’re pleased to announce that the next seminar in our joint Digital Humanities/History of Books and Readers Research Collaboration series on Digital Books, Digital Readers will take place on 25 March, 5.30–7.30 pm, in Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London. All are welcome to attend. The speaker will be Prof Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham). The topic of her talk will be: CLiC 2.0 – corpus linguistics and the digital humanities While corpus research has traditionally focused on non-literary texts, there has been increasing interest in the study of fiction, which is often covered under the umbrella term ‘corpus stylistics’ (Semino and Short 2004). In order to be able to account as fully as possible for features of literary texts we need to create new tools and develop methodologies that are tailored to the task at hand. There are numerous digital humanities tools for the study of fiction, but similarities and overlap with corpus linguistic concerns are rarely brought to the fore. In this paper, I will illustrate key functionalities of the web application CLiC (http://clic.bham.ac.uk/) and its latest release CLiC 2.0 (released in March 2019). CLiC has been specifically designed for the corpus linguistic study of narrative fiction. The CLiC corpora comprise over 140 books and 16 million words across four subcorpora: the corpus of Dickens’s Novels, the 19th Century Reference Corpus (19C), the Corpus of 19th Century Children’s Literature (ChiLit) and the Corpus of Additional Requested Texts (ArTs). For all CLiC texts, direct speech and specific places around speech have been marked up (Mahlberg et al. 2016). Hence, CLiC can run searches across defined textual subsets and support the analysis of features of narrative fiction. An important question is how a range of features and patterns in fiction can be brought together in a coherent theoretical framework. The search for such a framework also highlights where corpus linguistics and the digital humanities can come more closely together. My suggestions will focus on a lexically-driven approach that can account for fictional worlds while at the same time highlighting the fuzzy boundaries between fiction and the real world. Speaker biography Prof Michaela Mahlberg is Chair in Corpus Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Corpus Research in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Birmingham. Her main research interests are in corpus linguistics and contextual approaches to meaning, and corpus stylistics, an area of research that employs corpus linguistic methods for the study of literary texts. She is currently Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded CLiC Dickens project, which focuses on the language of Dickens’s fiction, literary linguistics, and discourse analysis. For more information on the seminar series, please visit https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events?series=Book%20History%20and%20Bibliography%20Re search%20Seminar Best regards, Francesca Benatti Research Fellow in Digital Humanities The Open University _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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