Technical Program

Tentative Programme Schedule for O-COCOSDA 2012

  9-Dec 10-Dec 11-Dec 12-Dec
08:30-09:00   Registration Registration Registration
09:00-09:30 Opening Keynote 2 Keynote 3
09:30-10:00 Keynote 1
10:00-10:30 Poster Session 1
Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break Oral Session 5
11:00-11:30 Oral Session 1 (Coffee Time: 11:00~11:30)
11:30-12:00 Oral Session 4
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Poster Session 2
14:30-15:00 Oral Session 2 Local Tour
15:00-15:30 Registration
15:30-16:00 Country Reports
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
17:00-17:30 Oral Session 3
17:30-18:00 Closing
18:30-19:00 Banquet  

Day 1: Sun. 9, Dec.
15:00 - 19:00Registration

Day 2: Mon. 10, Dec.
9:30 Keynote 1:
Speech Technologies Applied to eHealth and eLearning
Prof. Isabel Trancoso
Chair: Prof. Helen Meng
10:30Coffee Break
11:00 Oral Session 1: Speech Databases, Text Corpora and Analysis (I)
Session Chair: Prof. Shuichi Itahashi
  1. The development of a Chinese Learner Corpus
  2. Mandarin Multimedia Child Speech Corpus: CASS_CHILD
  3. Automatic Parsing of the Metaphor Polarity for Opinion Mining
  4. The CU-MFEC Corpus for Thai and English Spelling Speech Recognition
  5. An Activity Based Spoken Language Corpus of Nepali
  6. Collection and Annotation of Malay Conversational Speech Corpus
14:30 Oral Session 2: Speech Prosody
Session Chair: Prof. Yoshinori Sagisaka
  1. The effect of focus on stressed and unstressed syllables in Chinese: The variation of intensity
  2. Criteria for Database and Tool Design for Speech Timing Analysis with Special Reference to Mandarin
  3. Comparison of English Narrow Focus Production by L1 English, Beijing and Taiwan Mandarin Speakers
  4. Intonation Patterns of English Exclamations Read by British RP Speakers and Mandarin EFL Learners
  5. Analysis and Synthesis of F0 Contours of Declarative, Interrogative, and Imperative Utterances of Bangla
  6. Occurance and Duration Modelling of Sentence Medial Pause for Bangla Text Reading at Different Speech Rate
16:30Coffee Break
17:00 Oral Session 3: Speech Processing and Applications (I)
Session Chair: Prof. Thomas Fang Zheng
  1. Speech Attribute Classifier Using Support Vector Machine for Speech Packet Loss Concealment
  2. Automatic Scoring Method Considering Quality and Content of Speech for SCAT Japanese Speaking Test
  3. Spoken Language Processing in Kanashi: A Virgin Tribal Language
  4. HMM-Supervised Classification of the NMF Components for Robust Speech Recognition
  5. CENSREC-2-AV: An Evaluation Framework for Bimodal Speech Recognition in Real Environments
  6. Thai ASR Development for Network-based Speech Translation
19:00End of Oral Session 3

Day 3: Tue. 11, Dec.
9:00 Keynote 2:
Towards Automatic Phonetic Analysis of Unrestricted Text
Prof. Mark Liberman
Chair: Dr. Jiahong Yuan
10:00 Poster Session 1: Speech and Text Corpora, Phonetics and Phonology, Segmentation and Labeling
Session Chair: Nick Campbell
  1. ISDEAI: A Method for Assigning Error And Defect
  2. The Construction and Application of a Speech Database for Voiceprint Recognition
  3. Towards Automatic Extraction of Conjunct Verbs from Bangla-English Parallel Corpus
  4. Construction of the Mongolian Telephone Speech Corpus
  5. Discriminant Variables for Single and Geminate Stops in Japanese Speech Corpora
  6. Acoustic Features to Discriminate Affricates and Frivcatives in Japanese Speech Corpora
  7. Development of Bangla Text Generator of Anglabangla: English to Mangla Machine Translation System
  8. An Alternative Segmentation Method for Map Task Dialogs
  9. A Novel Integrated Application for Speech Transcription
  10. Divergence Patterns Between English, Bangla and Assamese: A Machine Translation Perspective
  11. Report on the Completion of AESOP-CASS-SD (Asian English Speech Corpus Project-Chinese Academy of Social Sciences-Shandong)
  12. Phonetic Realization of Narrow Focus in Liaocheng Dialect
  13. Development of a Taiwanese Speech and Text Corpus
  14. Investigating Spelling Variants and Conventionalization Rates of the Philippine National Language's Ortographic System Using Spelling Variants Seen in a Philippine Historical Corpus
  15. Comparative Phonological and Prosodic Study of Hindi Spoken by Native and Non Native Speakers
11:00Coffee Time
11:30 Oral Session 4: Speech Databases, Text Corpora and Analysis (II)
Session Chair: Dr. Chiu-yu Tseng
  1. Speech Corpus Script Design for TTS System Applied on Railway Passenger Service Information Broadcasting
  2. Resource Building Methodology for Designing IVR Based Bangla Speech Recognition System
  3. Acoustic Analysis of the Vowel System of Yongding Hakka Chinese
  4. Phonetic Manifestation and the Influntial Factors of Pronominal Anaphoric Word "Ta" in Chinese Reading Texts
  5. Toward Language Preservation: Collection and Vowel Analysis of Indonesian Ethnic Languages
  6. Fluency and L1 Phonology Interference on L2 English - Analysis of Japanese AESOP Corpus
14:30Local Tour

Day 4: Wed. 12, Dec.
9:00 Keynote 3:
Spoken Language Resources at CASS: Challenges and New Orientation
Prof. Aijun Li
Chair: Dr. Fai Wong
10:00Coffee Break
10:30 Oral Session 5: Speech Processing and Applications (II)
Session Chair: Prof. Hsiao-Chuan Wang
  1. Transformation of F0 Continuous for Lexical Tones in Concatenative Speech Synthesis of Tonal Languages
  2. Annotating Conversational Speech for Corpus-based Dialogue Speech Synthesizer — A Preliminary Study
  3. Letter-to-Sound Conversion Using Coupled Hidden Markov Models for Lexicon Compression
  4. Deriving Perceptual Gradation of L2 English Mispronunciations Using Crowdsourcing and the Workerrank Algorithm
  5. Grapheme-To-Phoneme Conversion Methods for Minority Language Conditions
  6. Statistical Analysis of Hindi BTEC Speech Database
14:00 Poster Session 2: Prosody, Speech Processing, Applications and Assessment
Session Chair: Mariko Kondo
  1. Enhanced Amharic Speech Recognition System
  2. Sound Synthesis System Based on Sinusoid Superposition with application to Multilingual Vowel Synthesis
  3. The Improvements of Automatic Mandarin Pronunciation Evaluation
  4. A Novel Approach for Runtime Selection of Most Likely Background in Real Time Speaker Recognition
  5. Developing and Analyzing ASR System for Pure and Accented Indonesian Speech
  6. A Bengali HMM Based Speech Synthesis System
  7. A Prelimninary Study on Automatic Evaluation of the Rhythm of Chinese Spoken by Japanese Learners
  8. Phonetic and Prosodic Implementation for Accented Indonesian HMM-Based Speech Synthesis System
  9. Detection of Glottal Closure Indicator From Speech Signal Using Mathematical Morphology
  10. Ratings of Speaking Style in Speech Corpora -Focus on Transcriptions-
  11. Acquisition of English Vowels by Learners from Various Regions of Shandong Dialect-A Case Study of Jinan,Zibo and Liaocheng
  12. A Study of Text Normalization in Vietnamese for Text-to-Speech System
  13. Phonetic Realization of Focus in Second Language English
  14. Prosodic Features of Utterances in the Corpus of Spontaneous Japanese: Intonation Phrase-Based Approach
  15. Full-Reference Objective Quality Evaluation for Noise-Reduced Speech Considering Effect of Musical Noise
15:30Country Reports
18:00End of Conference