Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing

June 27, 2011
Bellevue, Washington, USA

The goal of the symposium is to foster communication and collaboration between researchers
in these synergistic areas, taking advantage of the nearby locations of ACL-HLT 2011 and
ICML 2011. It will bring together members of the Association for Computational
Linguistics, the International Speech Communication Association, and the International
Machine Learning Society.


The workshop will feature a series of invited talks and general submissions. Submissions
focusing on novel research are solicited and we especially encourage position and review
papers addressing topics that are relevant both to Speech, Machine Learning and NLP. These
areas include but are not limited to the use of: SVMs, log-linear models, neural networks,
kernel methods, discriminative transforms, large margin training, discriminative training,
active, semi- supervised & unsupervised training, structured prediction, Bayesian modeling,
deep learning , and sparse representations. Application areas include natural language
processing, speech recognition, language modeling, and speaker verification.

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers written in English via the “Submissions” link
on the symposium website Each paper will be
reviewed by at least two reviewers, and each accepted paper must have at least one registered

Confirmed Speakers

Yoshua Bengio, Jeff Bilmes, Ming-Wei Chang, Stanley Chen, Sanjoy Dasgupta, Mark
Hasegawa-Johnson, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, George Saon, Lawrence Saul, and Mark

Important Dates

April 15, 2011 Papers due
May 6, 2011 Notification of acceptance
May 27, 2011 Deadline for registration
June 27, 2011 Symposium

Organizing Committee

Hal Daume III University of Maryland
Joseph Keshet TTI-Chicago
Dan Roth UIUC
Geoffry Zweig Microsoft

Scientific Program Committee

Jeff Bilmes University of Washington
Brian Kingsbury IBM
Karen Livescu TTI-Chicago