International workshop on spoken language technologies for under-resourced languages (SLTU2018)
The 6th international workshop on spoken language technologies for under-resourced languages(SLTU’18) will be held in Gurugram, India on 29-31 August 2018
The workshop on spoken language technologies for under- resourced languages is the sixth in a series of even-year SLTU workshops. Five previous workshops were successfully organized: SLTU’16 Yogyakarta (Indonesia), SLTU’14 in St. Petersburg (Russia), SLTU’12 in Cape Town (South Africa), SLTU’10 in Penang(Malaysia) and SLTU,08 in Hanoi (Vietnam).
There are more than 6000 languages in the world and only few are well represented digitally. India alone, with a country of 780 spoken languages and 86 different scripts that reflect its incredible diversity, has lost around 250 languages in the last 50 years and many more are at the verge of getting extinct. A major focus of this workshop is on Indo-European and Sino-Tibetan languages, but study on other under resourced languages are also encouraged. The workshop is being planned as a satellite workshop to INTERSPEECH 2018.
Areas related to digital revolution for under resourced and endangered languages:
- Language resource development, acquisition and representation
- Linguistic theories, Corpus Development and Resources
- Linguistic and cognitive studies
- Unsupervised discovery of linguistic units
- Code switched lexical modeling
- Multi-lingual and cross-lingual spoken language processing
- Speech-to-text, text-to-speech and speech-to-speech processing
- Machine translation and dialogue systems
- Application of spoken language technologies for under-resourced languages.