SST 2004 Conference Schedule

Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Address
9:30 - 10:30 W1: ALTW - Question and Answering W1: ALTW - Word Sense Disambiguation W1: PANZE Keynote
Luiz Augusto, Sangoi Pizzato Using a Trie-based Structure for Question Analysis David Bell, Jon Patrick Using WordNet Domains In A Supervised Learning Word Sense Disambiguation System Paul Warren On the front foot: the quality and quantity of ANZE vowels
Diego Molla, Mary Gardiner Answerfinder: Question Answering by Combining Lexical, Syntactic and Semantic Information Ari Chanen, Jon Patrick Complex, Corpus-Driven, Syntactic Features for Word Sense Disambiguation    
11:00 - 13:00 W2: ALTW - Natural Language Generation W2: ALTW - Parsers W2: PANZE
Bernd Bohnet, Robert Dale Referring Expression Generation as a Search Problem Corrin Lakeland, Alistair Knott Implementing a lexicalised statistical parser C. Watson, S. Palethorpe, J. Harrington Capturing the vowel change in New Zealand English over a thirty year period via a diachronic study.
Andrew Lampert, Cecile Paris Information Assembly for Automatic Content Adaptation Mark Foreman, Daniel McMichael A Proposed Framework for Specifying New and Existing Combinators of CCG Christian Langstrof The centring diphthongs of New Zealand English in the Intermediate Period
Mingfang Wu, Ross Wilkinson, Cecile Paris An Evaluation on Query-biased Summarisation for the Question Answering Task Jon Patrick, Pham Hong Nguyen Thin Parsing: A Balance between Wide Scale Parsing and Chunking Margaret Maclagan, Jennifer Hay The rise and rise of New Zealand English DRESS
Cecile Paris, Nathalie Colineau, Dominique Estival Intelligent Multi Media Presentation of information in a semi-immersive Command and Control environment Rolf Schwitter, Marc Tilbrook Controlled Natural Language meets the SemanticWeb L. Bauer, P. Warren Curing the goat's mouth
14:00 - 15:30 W3: ALTW - Dialogue W3: ALTW - Corpus Semantics W3: PANZE
Pont Lurcock, Peter Vlugter, Alistair Knott A framework for utterance disambiguation in dialogue Phil Blunsom Maximum Entropy Markov Models for Semantic Role Labelling F. Cox, S. Palethorpe, K. Tsukada A Century of Accent Change in Australian English
Maarten van Schagen, Alistair Knott Tauira: A tool for acquiring unknown words in a dialogue context Yuanyong Wang, Achim Hoffmann A New Measure for Extracting Semantically Related Words A. Bryan Fricker The change in Australian English vowels over three generations
David Penton, Steven Bird Representing and Rendering Linguistic Paradigms Casey Whitelaw, Jon Patrick Selecting Systemic Features for Text Classification Z. Evans, C. Watson An acoustic comparison of Australian and New Zealand English
16:00 - 17:30 W4: ALTW - Corpora W4: ALTW - Verbs W4: PANZE
Matthew Honnibal Converting the Penn Treebank to Systemic Functional Grammar Patrick Ye Selection Preference Based Verb Sense Disambiguation Using WordNet R. Mannell Perceptual Vowel Space for Australian English Lax Vowels: 1988 and 2004
Catherine Lai, Steven Bird Querying and Updating Treebanks: A Critical Survey and Requirements Analysis Jon Patrick, Jeremy Fletcher Differentiating Types of Verb Particle Constructions D. Loakes, K. McDougall Frication of /k/ and /p/ in Australian English: Inter- and Intra-Speaker Variation
        Tony Alderman The Use of Australian-English Vowel Formant Data Sets in Forensic Speaker Identification.
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote
Jonathan Harrington Sound change in the individual and in the community
10:30 - 11:20 Poster
Niklas Torstensson, Kirk P. H. Sullivan, Erik J. E Mimicked accents -- Do speakers have similar cognitive prototypes?
M. Stevens, J. Hajek A Preliminary Investigation of Some Acoustic Characteristics of Ejectives in Waima'a: VOT and Closure Duration
Hyung-Soon Yim The Necessity for an Intermediate Phrase in Korean Intonational Phonology
Thomas J. Millhouse & Frantz Clermont Systematic comparison of spoken and sung vowels using perceptual linear-prediction analysis
D.Loakes Front Vowels as Speaker-Specific: Some Evidence from Australian English
Patrick Lucey, Terrence Martin, Sridha Sridharan. Confusability of Phonemes Grouped According to their Viseme Classes in Noisy Environments
Erik J. Eriksson, Luis F. Cepeda, Robert D. Rodman Robustness of Spectral Moments: a Study using Voice Imitations
S. Ishihara, C. I. Watson Using Wavelets to Acoustically Analyse Oral Stops
Kevin Adistambha, Christian H Ritz, Jason Lukasiak An Investigation into Embedded Audio Coding Using An AAC Perceptually Lossless Base Layer
C. H. Ritz, J. Parsons Lossless Wideband Speech Coding
Phil Rose Defying Explanation? -- Accounting for Tones in Wenzhou Dialect Disyllabic Lexical Tone Sandhi
Vinod Chandran, Sridha Sridharan Higher Order Spectral Phase Features for Speaker Identification
J. Hajek, M. Stevens Tonal activity in Kara, an Austronesian language spoken in New Britain
11:20 - 13:00 T3: Consonants T3: Speech Recognition
M. Stevens, J. Hajek Comparing voiced and voiceless geminates in Sienese Italian: what role does preaspiration play? Youyi Lu, Fei Lu, Siddharth Sehgal, Swati Gupta, Jingsheng Du, Chee Hong Tham, Phil Green, Vincent Wan Multitask Learning in Connectionist Speech Recognition
William Steed, Peter Hardie Acoustic Properties of the Kuman Voiceless Velar Lateral Fricative K. Thambiratnam, S. Sridharan A study on the effects of limited training data for English, Spanish and Indonesian keyword spotting
M. Stevens, J. Hajek How pervasive is preaspiration? Investigating sonorant devoicing in Sienese Italian T. Martin, K. Thambiratnam, S.Sridharan Target Structured Cross Language Model Refinement
Sonya Bird, Marion Caldecott Timing differences in St'át'imcets glottalised resonants: Linguistic or biomechanical Supphanat Kanokphara, Julie Carson-Berndsen Automatic Question Generation for HMM State Tying using a Feature Table
Fredrik Karlsson, Elisabeth Zetterholm, Kirk P. H. Development of a Gender Difference in Voice Onset Time Sung-Joon Park, Kyung-Ae Jang, Jae-In Kim, Myoung- Membering: A Conference Call Service with Speaker-Independent Name Dialing on AIN
14:00 - 15:40 T4: Psycholinguistics T4: Speaker Verification
Kitamura, Christine and Lorenzo, Jennifer Vowel Duration and Pitch Contour as Contenders for Infant Attention Girija Chetty, Michael Wagner Liveness Verification in Audio-Video Authentication
V. Widjaja, H. Winskel, Phonological awareness and word reading in a transparent orthography: Preliminary findings on Indonesian Michael Mason, Robbie Vogt, Brendan Baker, Sridha The QUT NIST 2004 Speaker Verification System: A fused acoustic and high-level approach
L. Stephenson Lexical Frequency and Neighbourhood Density effects on Vowel Production in Words and Nonwords R. Vogt, S. Sridharan Frame-Weighted Bayes Factor Scoring for Speaker Verification
K. Croot, K. Rastle Is there a syllabary containing stored articulatory plans for speech production in English? Elisabeth Zetterholm, Mats Blomberg, Daniel Eleniu A comparison between human perception and a speaker verification system score of a voice imitation
Odette Scharenborg, Lou Boves, Louis ten Bosch `On-line Early Recognition' of Polysyllabic Words in Continuous Speech    
16:10 - 17:10 T5: Prosody T5: Speech Processing
Patricia Vermillion Using Prosodic Completion Tasks to explore the Phonetics and Phonology of Intonation Maragret Lech, Glen Hawksworth A Speech Enhancement Method for Improved Intelligibility in the Presence of an Ambient Noise
J. Fletcher, N. Evans, B. Ross Pausing strategies and prosodic boundaries in Dalabon T. S. Gunawan, E. Ambikairajah Speech Enhancement using Temporal Masking and Fractional Bark Gammatone Filters
M. Tabain, P. Perrier, C. Savariaux, R. Beare An Articulatory Prosody Study of /u/: Motor Equivalence Hyun-Soo KIM, W. Harvey Holmes Spectral Estimation and Speech Analysis Techniques Using Morphological Filters
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote
Catherine T. Best Perceptual Assimilation: Effects of Language Experience on Non-native Speech Perception in Adults and Infants
10:00 - 11:00 F2: Tones F2: Speech Recognition
Kristine Rickard Lanqi Citation Tones: an Initial Acoustically-based Study Stephen Choularton, Robert Dale User responses to Speech Recognition Errors: Consistency of Behaviour Across Domains
Phil Rose The Acoustics and Probabilistic Phonology of Short Stopped-Syllable Tones in Hong Kong Cantonese Eric Choi Noise Robust Front-end for ASR using Spectral Subtraction, Spectral Flooring and Cumulative Distribution Mapping
Shunichi Ishihara Surface Tonal Representations of Kagoshima Japanese Accentual Contrast Michael McGreevy Pseudo-Syntactic Language Modeling for Disfluent Speech Recognition
11:30 - 13:10 F3: Forensic Speech Analysis F3: Accents etc
Yuko Kinoshita LR estimation using long term F0 as a parameter: good, bad or useless? Initial investigation using Japanese data John Ingram, Thu Nguyen Development of a multi-tiered speech annotation system for Modeling Accented English
P. Rose, D. Lucy, T.Osanai Linguistic-Acoustic Forensic Speaker Identification with Likelihood Ratios from a Multivariate Hierarchical Random Effects Model: A "Non-Idiot's Bayes" Approach Petra Bodén A New Variety of Swedish?
Tony Alderman The Bernard Data Set as a Reference Distribution for Bayesian Likelihood Ratio-based Forensic Speaker Identification using Formants T. Nguyen, J. Ingram A corpus-based analysis of transfer effects and connected speech processes in Vietnamese English
Mehrdad Khodai-Joopari, F. Clermont, M. Barlow Speaker variability on a continuum of spectral sub-bands from 297-speakers' non-contemporaneous cepstra of Japanese vowels R. Goecke, J.B. Millar A Detailed Description of the AVOZES Data Corpus
14:10 - 15:50 F4: Perception and Audition F4: Speaker Recognition/Synthesis
Kimiko Tsukada Cross-language perception of final stops in Thai and English: A comparison of native and non-native listeners S. Cassidy Evaluation of the Macquarie Meeting Room Speaker Diarisation System
H. Moulder, H. Meffin, D. B. Grayden Mechanisms for the Perception of Concurrent Vowels Brendan Baker, Robbie Vogt, Sridha Sridharan Phonetic and Lexical Speaker Recognition in Reduced Training Scenarios
M.R. Flax, W.H. Holmes A Lumped Model of the Neural Peripheral and Central Nervous Auditory Link -- Qualitative View II F. Clermont Inter-Speaker Scaling of Poly-Segmental Formant Ensembles
Michael A. Eager, David B. Grayden, Anthony N. Bur A Neural Network Model of the Cochlear Nucleus Hartmut R. Pfitzinger Unsupervised Speech Morphing between Utterances of any Speakers
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