The first International Workshop on Spoken Languages Technologies for Under-resourced languages (SLTU) will be held at Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 5 - May 7, 2008.

The STLU meeting is the first technical conference focused on spoken language processing for under-resourced languages. This first workshop will focus on Asian languages, and the idea is to mainly (but not exclusively) target languages of the area (Vietnamese, Khmer, Lao, Chinese dialects, Thai, etc.). However, all contributions on other under-resourced languages of the world are warmly welcomed.

The workshop aims at gathering researchers working on:

  • ASR, synthesis and speech translation for under-resourced languages
  • portability issues
  • fast resources acquisition (speech, text, lexicons, parallel corpora)
  • spoken language processing for languages with rich morphology
  • spoken language processing for languages without separators
  • spoken language processing for languages without writing system
  • ...

Important dates

  • Paper submission: January 15, 2008 extended to Jan. 30th, 2008!
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: February 20, 2008
  • Author Registration Deadline: March 1, 2008

Download the conference announcement leaflet here.