The Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages is in a series of even-year SLTU Workshops. Four previous Workshops were organized: SLTU'14 St Petersburg (Russia), SLTU'12 in Cape Town (South Africa), SLTU'10 in Penang (Malaysia), and SLTU'08 in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Topics of the Workshop include all areas related to processing of any under-resourced or endangered languages:

  • Language resources development, acquisition, and representation: dictionary, language model, grammars, text and speech corpora, etc.
  • Automatic speech recognition and synthesis of under-resourced languages and dialects.
  • Multi-lingual spoken language processing including analysis and synthesis.
  • Machine translation and spoken dialogue systems.

Speech Communication special issue on processing under-resourced languages (January 2014) has been recently released

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced Languages

ISSN 2313-8645


The fourth edition of SLTU was held in St Petersburg, Russia on 14-16 May 2014.
ISBN 978-5-8088-0908-6
SLTU 2014 Proceedings



The third edition of held at the Monkey Valley Resort (near Cape Town, South Africa, on 7-9 May 2012.
ISBN 978-1-86822-615-3
SLTU 2012 Proceedings



The second edition of SLTU was held at University Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, May 3 to May 5, 2010.
ISBN 978-967-5417-75-7
SLTU 2010 Proceedings



The first edition of SLTU was held at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 5 -May 7, 2008.

SLTU 2008 Proceedings