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W3C Workshop on Conversational Applications

A call has gone out for a Workshop on Conversational Applications — Use Cases and Requirements for New Models of Human Language to Support Mobile Conversational Systems, 18-19 June 2010, Hosted by Openstream, NJ, US

Scope of the Workshop Submissions must describe (1) requirements and use cases for improving W3C standards for conversational interaction and (2) how the use cases justify one or more of these topics:

  • Formal notations for representing grammar in: Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Prosodics
  • Engine standards for improvement in processing: Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Lexicography
  • Lexicography standards for: parts-of-speech, grammatical features and polysemy
  • Formal semantic representation of human language including: verbal tense, aspect, valency, plurality, pronouns, adverbs, etc.
  • Efficient data structures for binary representation and passing of: parse trees, alternate lexical/morphologic analysis, alternate phonologic analysis
  • Other suggested areas or improvements for standards based conversational systems development

Experts in the following technology areas would be welcome.

  • computational linguistics
  • speech prosody
  • syntax
  • internationalization
  • mobile applications
  • MMI/voice technology

For more information see http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html

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Under review: UAX#29 Unicode Text Segmentation

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The i18n Core Working Group has begun reviewing this specification and will send comments if it finds any issues. If you have comments on this specification related to internationalization topics, you can send them to the i18n Interest Group list.

Update: The Working Group has now sent a list of comments.

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Call for Participation: Third Workshop on Internationalizing SSML

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Position papers are due 15 December (extended deadline) for the Third Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) on 13-14 January 2007 in Hyderabad, India, jointly hosted by the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and Bhrigus Software. Attendees will discuss improvements for using SSML to render under-represented languages including Arabic, Hebrew and the Indian languages Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarthi and Urdu. Visit the Voice Browser home page.

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