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Technical Committee on Speech (SP) [schedule] [select]
Chair Takao Kobayashi (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
Vice Chair Satoru Hayami (Gifu Univ.)
Secretary Yoshiaki Ito (Iwate Pref. Univ.), Nobuaki Minematsu (Univ. of Tokyo)
Assistant Takaaki Hori (NTT), Hiroki Matsuzaki (Hokkai Gakuen Univ.)

Conference Date Thu, Mar 20, 2008 09:55 - 16:50
Fri, Mar 21, 2008 10:00 - 17:15
Topics International Workshop (Mar 20), Speech Production, Speech Perception, Hearing and Speech, etc. (Mar 21) 
Conference Place Sanjo Conference Hall (Mar 20) and Faculty of Engineering Bldg.2 (Mar 21), Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo 
Address 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Assoc. Prof. Nobuaki Minematsu
Sponsors Co-organized by the Speech Committee and the Psychological and Physiological Acoustics Committee of the Acoustical Society of Japan. Co-sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society Japan Chapter
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Thu, Mar 20   Asian Workshop on Speech Science and Technology
09:55 - 16:50
  09:55-10:00 OPENING REMARKS ( 5 min. )
(1) 10:00-11:00 [Invited Talk]
Voice-based Information Retrieval
-- How far are we from the text-based retrieval? --
Lin-shan Lee (Nat'l Taiwan Univ.)
(2) 11:00-12:00 [Invited Talk]
Robust Speech Recognition Based on Structured Modeling, Irrelevant Variability Normalization and Unsupervised Online Adaptation SP2007-186
Qiang Huo (Microsoft Research Asia)
  12:00-13:00 LUNCH BREAK ( 60 min. )
(3) 13:00-14:00 [Invited Talk]
Feature Vector Classification based on Likelihood Ratio SP2007-187
Jeong-sik Park, Sang-min Yoon, Yung-Hwan Oh (KAIST)
(4) 14:00-15:00 [Invited Talk]
Remaking speech revisited STRAIGHT and TANDEM-STRAIGHT and Their implications SP2007-188
Hideki Kawahara (Wakayama Univ.)
  15:00-15:15 Break ( 15 min. )
  15:15-16:45 POSTER SESSION ( 90 min. )
(5) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Thang tat Vu, Masashi Unoki, Masato Akagi (JAIST)
(6) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Investigation of usual and unusual articulation based on simulations and observations SP2007-190
Akikazu Nishikido, Jianwu Dang (JAIST)
(7) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Perception of Speaker Identity and Its Relation to the Phonological Features SP2007-191
Kanae Amino, Takayuki Arai (Sophia Univ.)
(8) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Effects of repetition priming and word familiarity on perception of spectrally degraded spoken words SP2007-192
Mika Murao, Yasunari Sasaki, Hiroshi Riquimaroux (Doshisha Univ.)
(9) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Prosody Reconstruction by Rescaling Fundamental Frequency Contours in Order to Synthesize Communicative Speech SP2007-193
Jinfu Ni, Shinsuke Sakai, Satoshi Nakamura (NICT/ATR)
(10) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
A Context Clustering Technique for Improvement of Tone Intelligibility of Average-voice-based Thai Speech Synthesis SP2007-194
Suphattharachai Chomphan, Takao Kobayashi (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
(11) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Robust noise suppression algorithm using the only Kalman filter theory for white and colored noises SP2007-195
Nari Tanabe (Tokyo Univ. of Science, Suwa), Toshihiro Furukawa (Tokyo Univ. of Science), Shigeo Tsujii (Inst. of Information Security)
(12) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Improvement of robustness using selective sound segregation for automatic speech recognition systems in noisy environments SP2007-196
Atsushi Haniu, Masashi Unoki, Masato Akagi (JAIST)
(13) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Robust Distant Speech Recognition by Combining Variable-term spectrum Based Position-dependent CMN with Conventional CMN SP2007-197
Longbiao Wang, Seiichi Nakagawa (Toyohashi Univ. of Tech.), Norihide Kitaoka (Nagoya Univ.)
(14) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Unsupervised Phoneme Segmentation Using Mahalanobis Distance SP2007-198
Yu Qiao, Nobuaki Minematsu (Univ. of Tokyo)
(15) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
A Fast Sequence Kernel for Sequential Data Classification SP2007-199
Makoto Yamada (SOKENDAI/Yamaha Corp.), Tomoko Matsui (Inst. of Statistical Mathematics)
(16) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
LVCSR based on Context-Dependent Syllable Acoustic Models SP2007-200
Jian Zhang, Longbiao Wang, Seiichi Nakagawa (Toyohashi Univ. of Tech.)
(17) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Accent Analysis for Mandarin Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition SP2007-201
Dong Yang, Koji Iwano, Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
(18) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Initial Evaluation of the Drivers' Japanese Speech Corpus in a Car Environment SP2007-202
Kousuke Hiraki, Takahiro Shinozaki, Koji Iwano, Agnieszka Betkowska, Koichi Shinoda, Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
(19) 15:15-16:45 [Poster Presentation]
Efficient Discriminative Training of Error Corrective Models Using High-WER Competitors SP2007-203
Takanobu Oba, Takaaki Hori, Atsushi Nakamura (NTT)
  16:45-16:50 CLOSING REMARKS ( 5 min. )
Fri, Mar 21   SP/H March Workshop
10:00 - 17:15
(1) 10:00-10:30 Vowel Epenthesis in Consonant Clusters by Japanese Speakers SP2007-204 Masako Fujimoto (NIJLA), Seiya Funatsu (The Prefectural University of Hiroshima)
(2) 10:30-11:00 Attention Effects on Auditory Brainstem Responses During Contralateral Noise Masking SP2007-205 Kazunari Ikeda, Takahiro Sekiguchi, Akiko Hayashi (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.)
(3) 11:00-11:30 Acoustic features contributing to gender perception in continuously uttered speech signals SP2007-206 Takeshi Shibata, Masato Akagi (JAIST)
  11:30-13:00 LUNCH BREAK ( 90 min. )
(4) 13:00-13:30 A study on perceptual naturalness and spectrum features of a phoneme replaced with other speaker's one in short sentence. SP2007-207 Reiko Takou, Hiroyuki Segi (NHK Sci. & Tech. Res.), Nobumasa Seiyama (NHK Eng. Serv., Inc.), Tohru Takagi (NHK Sci. & Tech. Res.)
(5) 13:30-14:00 Study of Word Perception using abnomal speech sounds of a Glossectomized Patient
-- I. Working of Top-Down Process --
Yoshio Miki, Kanji Nohara, Kentarou Okuno (Osaka Univ.)
(6) 14:00-14:30 Study of Word Perception using abnormal speech sounds of a Glossectomized Patient
-- II. Factors and influence on word perception --
Yoshio Miki, Kanji Nohara, Kentarou Okuno (Osaka Univ.)
(7) 14:30-15:00 Numerical study of vocal nodules-induced dysphonia SP2007-210 Shinji Deguchi (Tohoku Univ.), Yuki Kawahara (Okayama Univ.)
  15:00-15:15 BREAK ( 15 min. )
(8) 15:15-15:45 On-line Discrimination of Speakers without prior Learning SP2007-211 Shinji Kutomi, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Yoshinori Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kudo, Noboru Ohnishi (Nagoya Univ.)
(9) 15:45-16:15 Automatic scoring of language learners' utterances generated through shadowing based on bottom-up clustering SP2007-212 Naoya Shimomura, Nobuaki Minematsu (Univ. of Tokyo), Yutaka Yamauchi (Tokyo International Univ.), Keikichi Hirose (Univ. of Tokyo)
(10) 16:15-16:45 Improvement of real-time STRAIGHT and implementation of STRAIGHT library SP2007-213 Hideki Banno (Meijo Univ.), Masanori Morise, Toru Takahashi, Ryuichi Nisimura, Toshio Irino, Hideki Kawahara (Wakayama Univ.)
(11) 16:45-17:15 A Band Extension Technique of Narrow Band Telephony Speech Based on Full Wave Rectification SP2007-214 Naofumi Aoki (Hokkaido Univ.)

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