Call for Participation
Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing
June 27, 2011
Bellevue, Washington, USA
The symposium will be held in Bellevue, Washington on June 27th,
2011. Its goal is to foster communication and collaboration between
researchers in these synergistic areas, taking advantage of the nearby
locations of ACL-HLT 2011 and ICML 2011. It will bring together
members of the Association for Computational Linguistics
(http://www.aclweb.org/), the International Speech Communication
Association (http://www.isca-speech.org/), and The International
Machine Learning Society (http://www.machinelearning.org/).
=== Topics ===
The workshop will feature a series of invited talks and general
submissions. Submissions focusing on novel research are solicited and
we especially encourage position and review papers addressing topics
that are relevant both to Speech, Machine Learning and NLP. These
areas include but are not limited to the use of: SVMs, log-linear
models, neural networks, kernel methods, discriminative transforms,
large margin training, discriminative training, active,
semi-supervised & unsupervised training, structured prediction,
Bayesian modeling, deep learning , and sparse representations.
Application areas include natural language processing, speech
recognition, language modeling, and speaker verification.
=== Paper Submission ===
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers written in English
via the symposium website. Style guidelines and further submission
information will be available from the website. Each paper will be
reviewed by at least two reviewers, and each accepted paper must have
at least one registered author.
=== Important Dates ===
* April 15 - Papers due
* May 6 - Notification of acceptance
* May 27 – Deadline for early registration
* June 27 - Workshop
=== Venue, Accommodation and Registration ===
Venue: SIG-ML will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bellevue,
Washington, the site of ICML.
Accommodation: A wide variety of lodging is available in the
Registration: Please see the website for details.
* Hal Daume III, University of Maryland
* Joseph Keshet, TTI-Chicago
* Dan Roth, UIUC
* Geoffrey Zweig, Microsoft
Scientific Program Committee:
* Jeff Bilmes, University of Washington
* Brian Kingsbury, IBM
* Karen Livescu, TTI-Chicago