SLTU 2016

The 5th International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced Languages (SLTU'16), labelled this year as an ISCA ITRW,will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 09-12 May 2016.

The Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages is the fifth in a series of even-year SLTU Workshops. Four previous Workshops were organized: SLTU'14 in St. Petersburg (Russia), SLTU'12 in Cape Town (South Africa), SLTU'10 in Penang (Malaysia), and SLTU'08 in Hanoi (Vietnam).

SLTU’16, which is adopted as ISCA ITRW, will be held in Yogyakarta (Indonesia),a centre of classical Javanese culture. There are more than 700 ethnic languages spoken in Indonesian archipelago, but 146 are endangered. Therefore, SLTU’16 has special focus on under-resourced languages and endangered languages, but other related topics are also encouraged.

SLTU’16 will continue the tradition of previous SLTUs that features a number of distinguished keynote speaker, and this year, for the first time, SLTU will also offer Interactive Tutorial on ASR-Kaldi and TTS-Festival on Under-Resourced Language.

Independently of the scientific actions we will provide excellent possibilities for acquaintance with cultural and historical valuables of Yogyakarta city and its beautiful surroundings.

Areas related to processing any under-resourced and endangered languages:

  • Cognitive and linguistic studies of under-resourced languages
  • Fast resources acquisition: text and speech corpora, parallel text, dictionary, grammars, language model
  • Zero resource speech technologies: unsupervised discovery of linguistic units
  • Cross-lingual and multi-lingual acoustic and lexical modeling
  • Speech recognition and synthesis for under-resourced languages and dialects
  • Machine translation and spoken dialogue systems
  • Applications of spoken language technologies for under-resourced languages

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers up to 4 pages for technical content (including figures, tables, etc) and possible references, plus one additional (optional) page containing only references.

Important dates

  • Full paper submission: 25 January 2016 31 January 2016 (Extended)
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 11 March, 2016
  • Submission of final papers: 25 March, 2016
  • Early registration: 25 March, 2016
  • Workshop dates: 9-12 May, 2016

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