Conference Program

The venue for the workshop events is The University of Tokyo – Hongo campus, in Building 2 of the Engineering School (EEIC), unless otherwise noted below.

Registration desk opens at 9 AM on 25th [Room 33A].

Saturday, September 25th, 2010
10:00Welcome [Room 43A]
10:10Oral Session 1: Speech style [Room 43A]
LUCID: A Corpus of Spontaneous and Read Clear Speech in British English
Rachel Baker and Valerie Hazan
Does Reading Clearly Produce the Same Acoustic-phonetic Modifications as Spontaneous Speech in a Clear Speaking Style?
Valerie Hazan and Rachel Baker
Assessing Sentence Repetition and Narrative Speech Data Produced by Hearing-impaired and Normally Hearing Children
Shu-Chuan Tseng, Pei-Chen Tsou, Ko Kuei, and Chien-Wen Lee
Fluency in Non-native Read and Spontaneous Speech
Catia Cucchiarini, Joost van Doremalen, and Helmer Strik
12:50Invited talk: Shigeaki Amano [Room 43A]
Infant Speech Database for Longitudinal Analysis of Spoken Language Development
Shigeaki Amano
14:10Coffee break
14:25Oral Session 2: Filled pauses and other types of disfluency [Room 43A]
Periodic Cycles of Hesitation Phenomena in Spontaneous Speech
Sandra Merlo and Plínio A. Barbosa
The Effect of Directed and Open Disambiguation Prompts in Authentic Call Center Data on the Frequency and Distribution of Filled Pauses and Possible Implications for Filled Pause Hypotheses and Data Collection Methodology
Robert Eklund
On the Characteristics of Three Types of Japanese Fillers: e-, ma-, and Demonstrative-type Fillers
Takuya Kawada
Utterance-Initial Elements in Japanese: A Comparison among Fillers, Conjunctions, and Topic Phrases
Michiko Watanabe and Yasuharu Den
16:05Short break
16:10Oral Session 3: Phonological and phonetic aspects [Room 43A]
Investigating the COG Ratio as Feature for Speaker Verification on High-effort Speech
Corinna Harwardt
Contextual Effects in Recognizing Reduced Words in Spontaneous Speech
Shu-Chuan Tseng and Tzu-Lun Lee
Phonological Competition in Casual Speech
Anne Cutler, Holger Mitterer, Susanne Brouwer, and Annelie Tuinman
Final Lowering and Boundary Pitch Movements in Spontaneous Japanese
Kikuo Maekawa
18:30Workshop Dinner [Abreuvoir (Yayoi campus)]
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
10:00Oral Session 4: Dialog and interaction [Room 43A]
An Annotation Scheme for Syntactic Unit in Japanese Dialog
Takehiko Maruyama, Katsuya Takanashi, and Nao Yoshida
Towards a Precise Model of Turn-taking for Conversation: A Quantitative Analysis of Overlapped Utterances
Hanae Koiso and Yasuharu Den
Salientizing the Breaks in Talk: A Study of Japanese Segmentizing
Emi Morita
Prosodic Cues to Engagement in Non-lexical Response Tokens in Swedish
Joakim Gustafson and Daniel Neiberg
12:40Invited talk: Dale Barr [Room 43A]
Disfluency as Metacommunication
Dale Barr
14:00Coffee break
14:15Poster Session: Various aspects of spontaneous speech [Room 33A]
A Socio-phonetic Analysis of Taiwan Mandarin Interview Speech
Shu-Chuan Tseng and Yun-Ru Huang
Gesture Correction in Children
Kazuki Sekine
Meaning and Use: A Pragmatic and Prosodic Analysis of Interjections in Conversational Speech
Li-chiung Yang
Euh as Cue for Speaker Confidence and Word Searching in Human Spoken Answers in French
Anne Garcia-Fernandez, Ioana Vasilescu, and Sophie Rosset
Modeling Conversational Interaction using Coupled Markov Chains
Daniel Neiberg and Joakim Gustafson
Voice Activity Detection based on Combination of Weighted Sub-band Features using Auto-Correlation Function
Kun-Ching Wang, Chiun-Li Chin, and Yi-Hsing Tsai
"Um...I don't see any": The Function of Filled Pauses and Repairs
Hannele Nicholson, Kathleen Eberhard, and Matthias Scheutz
Pitch Patterns in the Vocalization of a 3-month-old Taiwanese Infant
Pei-Yu Hsieh
Analysis of Prosodic Features for End-of-utterance Prediction in Spontaneous Japanese
Yuichi Ishimoto and Mika Enomoto
Hesitations in Read vs. Spontaneous French in a Multi-genre Corpus
Jean-Philippe Goldman, Mathieu Avanzi, and Antoine Auchlin
Hesitation and Uncertainty as Feedback
Kristiina Jokinen
15:55Short break
16:00Oral Session 5: Disfluency and dialog [Room 43A]
Autism and the Use of Fillers: Differences between 'um' and 'uh'
Rebecca Lunsford, Peter A. Heeman, Lois Black, and Jan van Santen
On the Functions of the Vocalic Hesitation euh in Interactive Man-machine Question Answering Dialogs in French
Ioana Vasilescu, Sophie Rosset, and Martine Adda-Decker
Disfluency Patterns in Dialogue Processing
Etsuko Yoshida and Robin Lickley
The Influence of Articulation Rate, and the Disfluency of Others, on One's Own Speech
Ian R. Finlayson, Robin J. Lickley, and Martin Corley
17:40Closing remarks [Room 43A]

Invited Speakers