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Aims. The purpose of SLaTE is to: promote interest in the use of speech and natural language processing for education; provide members of ISCA with a special interest in speech and language technology in education with a means of exchanging news of recent research developments and other matters of interest in Speech and Language Technology in Education; sponsor meetings and workshops on that subject that appear to be timely and worthwhile, operating within the framework of ISCA's by-laws for SIGs; provide and make available resources relevant to speech and language technology in education, including text and speech corpora, analysis tools, analysis and generation software, research papers and generated data.
Board. Elections have been organised for the SIG officers in 2013:
- Chairperson: Martin Russell (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Secretary/treasurer: Helmer Strik (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- ISCA liaison officer: Martin Russell (University of Birmingham, UK)
- SLaTE 2013, 30/8-1/9, Grenoble, France, proceedings
- SLaTE 2011, 24/8-26/8, Venice, Italy
- SLaTE 2010, 22/9-24/9, Tokyo, Japan, proceedings, archive
- SLaTE 2009, 3/9-5/9, Warwickshire, England, proceedings, archive
- SLaTE 2007, 1/10-3/10, Farmington, Pennsylvania USA, archive
ISCA Summer School: Speech Processing Courses in Crete (University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, August 4-8, 2014)
[18-June-2014] This ISCA Summer School is co-organized with the University of Crete, Greece. The Speech Processing Courses in Crete (SPCC) aim to teach graduate students and researchers the latest advancements of speech processing, using both theoretical and hands-on sessions, and establish contacts between the academics and industry. In 2014, the courses cover these areas: speech production and modelling, mechanisms of hearing, speech intelligibility and hearing aids, statistical spoken dialog systems, and distant speech recognition.
III School of Prosody (Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, August 18-29, 2014)
[18-June-2014] The III School of Prosody provides a privileged space for discussing and learning about speech prosody, taking into account the importance that this topic has acquired in the international scenario and the need to build knowledge of language prosody and employ this knowledge in the development of speech technology products and as a social impact on populations with different kinds of disabilities. [Further information: pdf]
ISCA Training School eNTERFACE'14 (Bilbao, Spain, June 9 - July 4,2014)
[30-May-2014] The eNTERFACE'14 Training School and Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, organized by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), will take place in Bilbao, Spain, from June 9 to July 4, 2014. The concept of the Summer School is to facilitate collaborative research and development work by gathering, in a single place, a team of leading professionals in multimodal human-machine interfaces together with students (both graduate and undergraduate), to work on a previously specified list of challenges, for 4 complete weeks. More information is available on the eNTERFACE'14 homepage.