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Asian Language Processing, 2009. IALP '09. International Conference on

Date 7-9 Dec. 2009

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  • Table of contents

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  • Invited Talks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):xv - xvii
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    Provides an abstract for each of the keynote presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • An Articulation Training System with Intelligent Interface and Multimode Feedbacks to Articulation Disorders

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 6
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    Articulation training with many kinds of stimulus and messages such as visual, voice, and articulatory information can teach user to pronounce correctly and improve user's articulatory ability. In this paper, an articulation training system with intelligent interface and multimode feedbacks is proposed to improve the performance of articulation training. Clinical knowledge of speech evaluation is ... View full abstract»

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  • Research on Feature Extraction from Chinese Text for Opinion Mining

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):7 - 10
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    More and more users and manufacturers concern about product reviews on the web, but it's difficult to quickly find interesting content from massive information. In order to mine sentiment polarity from review sentences, two approaches for product feature extraction and sentence opinion mining are proposed in this paper. Because of the characteristics of Chinese language, lexical analyzing tools ar... View full abstract»

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  • Dialog-Act Recognition Using Discourse and Sentence Structure Information

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):11 - 16
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    Automatic recognition of Dialog-act (DA) is one of the most important processes in understanding spontaneous dialog. Most existing studies have been working on how to use various classifying methods in DA recognition; meanwhile, less attention has been paid to feature selection specifically. This paper introduces several textual features for DA recognizing, and proposes a novel usage for sentence ... View full abstract»

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  • Multilingual Multimodal Integration of Sketch and Speech: A Generic Speech Representation Model for Spatial Description

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):17 - 22
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    This paper details how multiple languages are accommodated in the multimodal integration of sketch and speech, specifically, in spatial applications. The study encompasses English, Malay, Mandarin, and two under-resourced languages in Malaysia, i.e. Melanau and Iban. The preliminary study revealed that not all spatial terms (prepositions) appear in all languages. Based on these findings, we propos... View full abstract»

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  • An Experimental Study on Vietnamese POS Tagging

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):23 - 27
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    In Natural Language Processing (NLP), Part-of-speech tagging is one of the important tasks. It, however, has not drawn much attention of Vietnamese researchers all over the world. In this paper, we present an experimental study on Vietnamese POS tagging. Motivated from Chinese research and Vietnamese characteristics, we present a new kind of features based on the idea of word composition. We call ... View full abstract»

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  • Similarity Computing Between Simple Questions Based on HowNet and Syntactic Analysis

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 33
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    Similarity computing of question is one of the important basis issues in the field of natural language processing, which was widely used in the Q&A system, and other areas such as question classification. In this paper, a method is presented that the keywords are extracted and then the similarity of keywords is calculated, and the similarity of sentences is the weighted average of similarity b... View full abstract»

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  • Information Focus Synthesis Based on Question Answer Chain

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 38
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    While speech synthesis technologies have come a long way in recent ten years, there is still room for improvement. This paper describes a technique called based on joint information structure, syntax and prosody method, which demonstrates noticeable improvements to existing speech synthesis system. As an important parameter for prosody proceedings in mandarin, information focus prosodic distributi... View full abstract»

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  • Stability vs. Effectiveness: Improved Sentence-Level Combination of Machine Translation Based on Weighted MBR

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):39 - 42
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    We describe an improved strategy to combine the outputs of machine translation on sentence-level balancing the stability and the effectiveness of the combination. The new method alternates the classical MBR-based sentence-level combination with weighted Minimum Bayes Risk (wMBR). During the calculation of the risk, we weight the hypotheses with the performance of the MT system, which is measured b... View full abstract»

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  • Repetition in Mandarin Interaction: A Case Study on TV Shopping Channels in Taiwan

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):43 - 47
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    Repetition is a pervasive type of spontaneous prepatterning in conversation. From an evolutionary perspective, repetition or imitation is a safe way to secure oneself from stepping into any danger caused by uncertainty. By repeating or imitating the behavior of other group members, one may survive in many situations. From a learning or pedagogical perspective, repetition or imitation is a fast way... View full abstract»

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  • Building Thai WordNet with a Bi-directional Translation Method

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 52
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    This research presents a method of building Thai WordNet using an automatic bi-directional translation system with two EnglishThai dictionaries, LEXiTRON and Thiengburanathum Dictionary. The former was compiled using a corpus-based approach, whilst the latter was compiled on the basis of the author's expertise. The results show that using LEXiTRON gives an F-measure of 50.36 for synset aspect, and... View full abstract»

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  • Segmenting Long Sentence Pairs for Statistical Machine Translation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):53 - 58
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    In phrase-based statistical machine translation, the knowledge about phrase translation and phrase reordering is learned from the bilingual corpora. However, words may be poorly aligned in long sentence pairs in practice, which will then do harm to the following steps of the translation, such as phrase extraction, etc. A possible solution to this problem is segmenting long sentence pairs into shor... View full abstract»

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  • Combining ILP and MLN for Coreference Resolution

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):59 - 64
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    Coreference resolution is a very important problem for many NLP applications. Most existing methods for coreference resolution make use of attribute-value features over pairs of noun phrases, which can't adequately describe the coreference conditions and properties between noun phrases. In this paper, we present a new approach to coreference resolution by combining Inductive Logic Programming (ILP... View full abstract»

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  • Improved Reordering Rules for Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):65 - 70
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    Hierarchical phrase-based translation model has been proven to be a simple and powerful machine translation model. However, due to the computational complexity constraints, the extraction and use of hierarchical rules are usually restricted under certain limits, and these limits could have a negative impact on the performance of the translation model, especially for reordering. This paper presents... View full abstract»

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  • A Hybrid Method of Chinese Prosodic Word Tagging Based on Keyword Anchor and Hidden Markov Model

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):71 - 75
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    In this paper, a new method of Chinese prosodic word tagging is presented. This method consists of a rule-based algorithm named ¿keyword anchor¿ and a statistical algorithm based on hidden Markov model (HMM). For keyword anchor algorithm, an anchor of the prosodic word is defined to help the system to find the whole prosodic word. For statistical algorithm, a length-based hidden Markov model (HM... View full abstract»

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  • An Acoustic Comparison of Vowel Length Contrasts in Standard Arabic, Japanese and Thai

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):76 - 79
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    In our earlier perception study, we observed that familiarity with first language (L1) phonemic length contrasts in Japanese does not transfer optimally into an unknown language, Arabic. We hypothesized that this finding is related to cross-language differences in how vowel length contrasts are phonetically realized. The present study compares vowel length contrasts that are phonemic in three typo... View full abstract»

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