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challenges in speech technology
International seminar celebrating the 60th
Rolf Carlson and Björn Granström
The Centre for Speech Technology (CTT) and the Department of Speech,
Music and Hearing at KTH is organizing a special seminar to celebrate
the 60th birthdays of Rolf Carlson and Björn Granström. The
seminar will honor Rolf’s and Björn’s exceptional contributions
and life-long commitment to the field of spoken language research and
speech technology. The theme of the seminar is “Research challenges in
speech technology.” 10 leading international and Swedish speech
researchers have been invited to speak at the seminar.
The invited speakers, their affiliations and the preliminary titles of
their contributions are listed below:
Fant, Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm. “Introduction”
Gösta Bruce, Department of Linguistics and Phonetics,
Lund University. “Simulation of intonational varieties of Swedish”
Nina Grönnum, Department of Nordic Studies and
Linguistics, Copenhagen University. "Danish phonetically annotated
spontaneous speech (DanPASS) - a corpus and a preliminary investigation"
Julia Hirschberg, Department of Computer Science, Columbia
University, New York. "Charismatic Speech: Acoustic, Prosodic
and Lexical Cues in English"
Björn Lindblom, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm
University. “Coping with phonetic variability in phonetic theory and
Joseph Mariani, Department of Communication and
Information Technology, French Ministry of Research. "Supporting
Language Technologies for Multilingualism"
Dominic Massaro, Department of Psychology, University of
California - Santa Cruz. “From Robotic Voices to Talking Heads"
Catherine Pelachaud, Technologies and Communication,
University of Paris 8. “Communicative and Emotional Embodied
Yoshinori Sagisaka, Global Information and
Telecommunication Institute, Waseda University, Tokyo. “Corpus-based
computational prosody modeling for communicative speech synthesis"
Zue and Stephanie
Computer Science, MIT,
Cambridge Massachusetts. “Lexical Access
via Broad Phonetic Categories: Theory and Practice.”
Participation in the seminar is free, however, we would like to ask all
participants to register before 5 October, 2005, to help us in our
planning of the seminar. Please register by sending an email to
Organizing committee: Mats Blomberg, Cathrin Dunger, Kjell Elenius,
David House, Inger Karlsson
The seminar is
sponsored by VINNOVA