Program Overview

September 21, 2012 (Friday) 9:00 ~ 20:00




Opening Ceremony

Prof. Jin-Fu Chang
(President of Yuan Ze University)

Chair: Prof. Richard Tzong-Han Tsai

          Prof. Liang-Chih Yu



Invited Talk 1: How Many Multiword Expressions do People Know?


Dr. Kenneth Church (President of ACL)

Chair: Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu
            President of ACLCLP


Coffee Break


Oral Session 1: Speech Processing I

Chair: Dr. Yu Tsao




ACLCLP meeting for future directions


Oral Session 2: Sentiment Analysis and Semantics

Chair: Dr. Lun-Wei Ku


Coffee Break/ IJCLCLP editors meeting


Panel Discussion

Panelists: Prof. Chung-Hsien Wu

                    Dr. Chih-Chung Kuo

                    Dr. Bo-Wei Chen

Chair: Prof. Jhing-Fa Wang
            President of Tajen University
            Chair Professor of NCKU


YZU ─ Banquet place (Hotel Kuva Chateau)



September 22, 2012 (Saturday) 9:30 ~ 16:20


Invited Talk 2: Deep Learning and A NEW Wave of Innovations in Speech Technology

Speaker: Dr. Li Deng (Microsoft Research)

Chair: Prof. Chung-Hsien Wu


Coffee Break


Oral Session 3: Speech Processing II

Chair: Prof. Yuan-Fu Liao




Poster Session


Oral Session 4: NLP Applications

Chair: Prof. Chao-Lin Liu


Coffee Break


Oral Session 5: Machine Translation and Information Retrieval

Chair: Prof. Shou-De Lin


Closing Ceremony and Best Paper Award

Technical Program Details

Oral Session 1: Speech Processing I

Time: Friday, September 21, 11:30-12:30

  1. Improved Histogram Equalization Methods for Robust Speech Recognition
      Hsin-Ju Hsieh, Jeih-Weih Hung and Berlin Chen
  2. A Voice Conversion Method Mapping Segmented Frames with Linear Multivariate Regression
      Hung-Yan Gu, Jia-Wei Chang and Zan-Wei Wang
  3. Acoustic Variability in the Speech of Children with Cerebral Palsy
      Li-Mei Chen, Han-Chih Ni, Tzu-Wen Kuo and Kuei-Ling Hsu

Oral Session 2: Sentiment Analysis and Semantics

Time: Friday, September 21, 14:00-15:20

  1. Domain Dependent Word Polarity Analysis for Sentiment Classification
      Ho-Cheng Yu, Ting-Hao Huang and Hsin-Hsi Chen
  2. Attachment of English Prepositional Phrases and Suggestion of English Prepositions
      Chia-Chi Tsai and Chao-Lin Liu
  3. Associating Collocations with WordNet Senses Using Hybrid Models
      Yi-Chun Chen, Tzu-Xi Yen and Jason S. Chang
  4. Measuring Individual Differences in Word Recognition: The Role of Individual Lexical Behaviors
      Hsin-Ni Lin, Shu-Kai Hsieh and Shiao-Hui Chan

Oral Session 3: Speech Processing II

Time: Saturday, September 22, 11:00-12:00

  1. Recurrent Neural Network-based Language Modeling with Extra Information Cues for Speech Recognition
      Bang-Xuan Huang, Hank Hao, Menphis Chen and Berlin Chen
  2. A Prediction Module for Taiwanese Tone Sandhi Based on the Decision Tree Algorithm
      Neng-Huang Pan, Ming-Shing Yu and Pei-Chun Tsai
  3. Development of a Taiwanese Speech and Text Corpus
      Tzu-Yu Liao, Ren-Yuan Lyu, Ming-Tat Ko, Yuang-Chin Chiang and Jyh-Shing Jang

Oral Session 4: NLP Applications

Time: Saturday, September 22, 14:00-15:00

  1. The Design of Chinese Character Learning System Based on Phonetic Components
      Chia-Hui Chang and Wen-Pen Wu
  2. Automatic Correction for Graphemic Chinese Misspelled Words
      Tao-Hsing Chang, Shou-Yen Su and Hsueh-Chih Chen
  3. Exploiting Machine Learning Models for Chinese Legal Documents Labeling, Case Classification, and Sentencing Prediction
      Wan-Chen Lin, Tsung-Ting Kuo, Tung-Jia Chang, Chueh-An Yen, Chao-Ju Chen and Shou-de Lin

Oral Session 5: Machine Translation and Information Retrieval

Time: Saturday, September 22, 15:20-16:00

  1. Detecting and Correcting Syntactic Errors in Machine Translation Using Feature-Based Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars
      Wei-Yun Ma and Kathleen Mckeown
  2. An Improvement in Cross-Language Document Retrieval Based on Statistical Models
      Longyue Wang, Derek F. Wong and Lidia S. Chao

Poster Session:

Time: Saturday, September 22, 13:00-14:00

  1. English-to-Traditional Chinese Cross-lingual Link Discovery in Articles with Wikipedia Corpus
      Liang-Pu Chen, Yu-Lun Shih, Chien-Ting Chen, Tsun Ku, Wen-Tai Hsieh, Hung-Sheng Chiu and Ren-Dar Yang
  2. Skip N-gram Modeling for Near-Synonym Choice
      Shih-Ting Chen, Wei-Cheng He, Philips Kokoh Prasetyo and Liang-Chih Yu
  3. Metaphor and Metonymy in Apple Daily’s Headlines
      Chih-Lin Chuang
  4. Phonetics of Speech Acts: A Pilot Study
      Chih-Lin Chuang
  5. Convolutive Blind Source Separation Based on Sparse Component Analysis
      Hsiang-Lung Chuang, Yu-Shiun Shie, Chang-Hong Lin and Jia-Ching Wang
  6. Disambiguating Main POS tags for Turkish
      Razieh Ehsani, Muzaffer Ege Alper, Gulsen Eryigit and Esref Adali
  7. Automatic Time Alignment for a Taiwanese Read Speech Corpus and its Application to Constructing Audiobooks with Text-Speech Synchronization
      Wei-jay Huang, Jhih-rou Lin, Ren-yuan Lyu, Yuang-chin Chiang, Jyh-Shing Roger Jang and Ming-Tat Ko
  8. Study on Keyword Spotting using Prosodic Attribute Detection for Conversational Speech
      Yu-Jui Huang, Yin-Wei Chung and Jui-Feng Yeh
  9. Translating Collocation using Monolingual and Parallel Corpus
      Ming-Zhuan Jiang, Tzu-Xi Yen, Chung-Chi Huang, Mei-Hua Chen and Jason S. Chang
  10. A Possibilistic Approach for Automatic Word Sense Disambiguation
      Oussama Ben Khiroun, Bilel Elayeb, Ibrahim Bounhas, Fabrice Evrard and Narjès Bellamine Ben Saoud
  11. Applying Association Rules in Solving the Polysemy Problem in a Chinese to Taiwanese TTS System
      Yih-Jeng Lin, Ming-Shing Yu and Wei-Lun Li
  12. Context-Aware In-Page Search
      Yu-Hao Lin, Yu-Lan Liu, Tzu-Xi Yen and Jason S. Chang
  13. Implementation of Malayalam Morphological Analyzer Based on Hybrid Approach
      Vinod P M, Jayan V and Bhadran V K
  14. A Light Weight Stemmer in Kokborok
      Braja Gopal Patra, Khumbar Debbarma, Swapan Debbarma, Dipankar Das, Amitava Das and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
  15. Implementation and Comparison of Keyword Spotting for Taiwanese
      Chung-Che Wang, Che-Hsuan Chou, Liang-Yu Chen, Yu-Jhe Li, Jyh-Shing Jang, Hsun-Cheng Hu, Shih-Peng Lin and You-Lian Huang
  16. Applications of Parallel Corpora for Chinese Segmentation
      Jui-Ping Wang and Chao-Lin Liu
  17. Concatenation-based Method for the Synthesis of Engine Noise with Continuously Varying Speed
      Ming-Kuan Wu and Chia-Ping Chen
  18. Collaborative Annotation and Visualization of Functional and Discourse Structures
      Hengbin Yan and Jonathan Webster
  19. Improving Chinese Textural Entailment by Monolingual Machine Translation Technology
      Shan-Shun Yang, Shih-Hung Wu, Liang-Pu Chen, Wen-Tai Hsieh and Seng-Cho T. Chou