Satellite Workshop at Interspeech 2019: Pluricentric Languages in Speech Technology
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Registration with Coffee: Between 8.00 and 8.30 all speakers are kindly asked to upload their presentations to the laptop provided.
Opening ceremony - Welcome address by the organizing committee
Morning session 1: Chair: Barbara Schuppler
09.15 - 09.30
1. Muhr R.: Some fundamentals of pluricentric theory
2. Keynote Speech: Adda-Decker M.: Variation in spoken pluricentric languages: insights from large corpora and challenges for speech technology
3. Qasim M., Habib T., Mumtaz B., and Urooj S.: Speech emotion recognition for Urdu language
Morning session 2: Chair: György Szaszák
4. Niebuhr. O., Brem A., Tegtmeier S., Fischer K., Michalsky J., and Sydow A.: Research and development perspectives based on corpus analyses, automatic assessment tools, and speaker-specific effects
5. El Zarka D. and Hödl P.: Topic or Focus: Do Egyptians interpret prosodic differences in terms of information structure?
6. Ludusan B. and Schuppler B.: Automatic detection of prosodic boundaries in two varieties of German
Afternoon-Session 1: Chair: Tania Habib
7. Miller C.: Accommodating pluricentrism in speech technology
8. Szaszák G. and Pierucci P.: Accent adaptation of ASR acoustic models: shall we make it really so complicated?
9. Chakraborty J., Saramah P., and Vijaya S.: Speech recognition and dialect identification systems for Bangladeshi and Indian varieties of Bangla
10. Whettam D., Gargett A., and Dethlefs N.: Cross-dialect speech processing
Afternoon-Session 2: Chair: Corey Miller
11. Gorisch J.: Challenges in widening the transcription bottleneck
12. Wu Y., Lamel, L., and Adda-Decker M.: Variation in pluricentric Mandarin using large corpus
13. Sinha S., Bansal S., and Agrawal S. S.: Acoustic phonetic convergence and divergence between Hindi spoken in India and Nepal
Panel Discussion: Chair: Rudolf Muhr
14. Cucchiarini C.: Introduction to the panel discussion
15. Panel discussion: The role of pluricentricity for speech technology, and the role of speech technology for pluricentric languages.
Invited panel participants: Catia Cucchiarini (Dutch Language Union/ Radboud University Nijmegen), Juraj Šimko (University of Helsinki), Michael Stadtschnitzer (Fraunhofer Institute, IAIS), Andrej Žgank (University of Maribor), Shyam Agrawal (Gurgaon, India)