SLSP 2018 Program

Invited lectures: 45 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for questions
Contributed talks: 23 minutes for presentation + 2 minutes for questions
Posters: 10 minutes for presentation

Monday, October 15

09:00 - 09:30Registration
09:30 - 09:40Opening
09:40 - 10:30Thomas Hain. Crossing Domains in Automatic Speech Recognition - Invited lecture
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:15 Amal Houidhek, Vincent Colotte, Zied Mnasri and Denis Jouvet. DNN-based Speech Synthesis for Arabic: Modelling and Evaluation

Antoine Perquin, Gwénolé Lecorvé, Damien Lolive and Laurent Amsaleg. Phone-level Embeddings for Unit Selection Speech Synthesis

Raheel Qader, Gwénolé Lecorvé, Damien Lolive and Pascale Sébillot. Disfluency Insertion for Spontaneous TTS: Formalization and Proof of Concept
12:15 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:35 Simon King. Does 'End-to-End' Speech Synthesis Make any Sense? - Invited lecture
14:35 - 14:50Break
14:50 - 16:05 George Christodoulides. Forced Alignment of the Phonologie du Français Contemporain Corpus

Ruei Hung Alex Lee and Jyh-Shing Roger Jang. A Syllable Structure Approach to Spoken Language Recognition

Gueorgui Pironkov, Sean Wood, Stéphane Dupont and Thierry Dutoit. Investigating a Hybrid Learning Approach for Robust Automatic Speech Recognition
16:05 - 16:20Break
16:20 - 17:20Poster session I

Adaeze Adigwe, Noé Tits, Kevin El Haddad, Sarah Ostadabbas and Thierry Dutoit. The Emotional Voices Database: Towards Controlling the Emotion Dimension in Voice Generation Systems

Abdulrahman Alqarafi, Kevin Swingler and Abdulmajeed Alahmadi. Multi-modal Multi-dialects Arabic Sentiment Analysis

Mohamed Bouaziz, Khaled Khelif and Kadiatou-Djidja Diallo. A Hybrid DNN-HMM System for Automatic Speech Recognition of Air Traffic Control Communications

Nicolas Carrara, Jean Leon Bouraoui, Romain Laroche, Tanguy Urvoy and Olivier Pietquin. Safe Transfer Learning for Dialogue Application

Blaž Škrlj, Jan Kralj, Matej Martinc, Nada Lavrac and Senja Pollak. Semantics-aware Recurrent Neural Architectures

Fasih Haider, Senja Pollak, Pierre Albert and Saturnino Luz. Emotion Recognition with Lower Resources: Evaluation of Feature Selection and Transformation Methods for Emotion Recognition
17:50 - 19:50Touristic visit

Tuesday, October 16

09:00 - 09:50Isabel Trancoso. Analysing Speech for Clinical Applications - Invited lecture
09:50 - 10:20Break
10:20 - 11:35 Jan Vanek, Josef Michalek, Jan Zelinka and Josef Psutka. A Comparison of Adaptation Techniques and Recurrent Neural Network Architectures

Andris Varavs and Askars Salimbajevs. Restoring Punctuation and Capitalization Using Transformer Models

David Awad, Caroline Sabty, Mohamed Elmahdy and Slim Abdennadher. Arabic Name Entity Recognition Using Deep Learning

11:35 - 11:50Break and Group photo
11:50 - 13:05 Pratik Doshi and Wlodek Zadrozny. Movie Genre Detection Using Topological Data Analysis and Simple Discourse Features

Daniel Grießhaber, Thang Vu and Johannes Maucher. Low-resource Text Classification Using Domain-adversarial Learning

Manny Rayner, Johanna Gerlach, Pierrette Bouillon, Nikolaos Tsourakis and Hervé Spechbach. Handling Ellipsis in a Spoken Medical Phraselator

13:05 - 14:35Lunch
14:35 - 15:50 Laura García-Sardiña, Manex Serras and Arantza Del Pozo. Knowledge Transfer for Active Learning in Textual Anonymisation

Fernando Gomes and Juan Manuel Adán-Coello. Studying the Effects of Text Preprocessing and Ensemble Methods on Sentiment Analysis of Brazilian Portuguese Tweets

Daniel Lichtblau and Catalin Stoean. Text Documents Encoding through Images for Authorship Attribution

15:50 - 16:05Break
16:05 - 16:55 Poster session II

Luca De Petris and Aymen Cherif. LSTM Siamese Network for Question Answering System

Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Wenda Chen and Odette Scharenborg. Methods for Inferring the Phone Set of an Unwritten Language

Paul Intrevado, Tuo Sun, Allison Wong and David Guy Brizan. Quantum Criticism: Exploring Sentiment of Named Entities in News Articles

Amit Kirschenbaum. Unsupervised Induction of Inflectional Paradigms

Katsiaryna Krasnashchok and Salim Jouili. Hierarchical Attention-Based Neural Topic Model
16:55 - 17:05Closing