Oriental COCOSDA WORKSHOP AIMS

 

@@ The purpose of this Workshop is to exchange ideas, share information and

discuss regional matters on creation, utilization, dissemination of spoken

language corpora of oriental languages and also on the assessment methods of

speech recognition/synthesis systems as well as to promote speech research on

oriental languages.

 

@@ It has been recognized that it is necessary to create various kinds of

speech and language corpora available for common use and to coordinate the

system for utilization both in the process of research and development and

in the performance evaluation of various speech systems.@ However, efforts to

materialize this "recognition" are still on a small scale and dispersive in

oriental countries. We think that it is a pressing need to coordinate these

efforts from the viewpoints of not only the academic significance but also

international cooperation of industry.@

 

@@ There are already several organizations in each oriental country but they

do not have any mutual communication so far. Considering that, it is necessary

at first, to prepare a common framework step by step to collect, create,

store, distribute and share the speech and language data for the progress in

future research on speech and language and on related fields of research; we have

come to establish Oriental COCOSDA. It is understood as a sub-organization of

COCOSDA.@ COCOSDA stands for International Coordinating Committee on Speech

databases and Speech I/O Systems Assessment.@ It was established in 1991 and

it holds its meeting every year as a satellite workshop of ICSLP and

EUROSPEECH conferences.

 

@@ The Oriental COCOSDA Preparatory Meeting was held at the University of

Hong Kong in 1997. After that, we have had a series of workshops@ every year.

 

WORKSHOP TOPICS

 

@1. Speech and Text Corpora

@2. Speech Input Systems Assessment

@3. Speech Output Systems Assessment

@4. Romanization of Non-Roman Characters

@5. Orthographic System of Oriental Languages

@6. Prosodic and Segmental Notations

@7. Other related topics