Program

05 Dec, 2017
# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Registration and Reception ..... 8:00AM - 8:30 AM
2 Opening Session ..... 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
3 Artificial Intelligence: past, present and future Jean-Paul Haton 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4 Coffee break (Discussions) ..... 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5 Session 1: Speech and Signal (Chair I. Zitouni) ..... 11:00 AM - 13:00 AM
6 Employing Context-Independent GMMs to Flat Start Context-Dependent CTC Acoustic Models

Mohamed Elfeky, Parisa Haghani, Seungji Lee, Eugene Weinstein and Pedro Moreno

..... 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
7 About lexicon adaptation for automatic speech recognition of video data

Denis Jouvet, David Langlois, Mohamed Amine Menacer, Dominique Fohr, Odile Mella and Kamel Smaïli

..... 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
8 Building an ASR System for a Low-resource Language Through the Adaptation of a High-resource Language ASR System: Preliminary Results

Odette Scharenborg, Francesco Ciannella, Shruti Palaskar, Alan Black, Florian Metze, Lucas Ondel and Mark

..... 11:40 AM - 12:00 AM
9 Data Selection in the Framework of Automatic Speech Recognition

Ismael Bada, Juan Karsten, Dominique Fohr and Irina Illina

..... 12:00 AM - 12:20 AM
10 An analysis of psychoacoustically-inspired matching pursuit decompositions of speech signals

Khalid Daoudi and Nicolas Vinuesa

..... 12:20 AM - 12:40 AM
11 Enthusiasm and disillusionment with voice assistants

Franck Poirier

..... 12:40 AM - 13:00 AM
12 Offered lunch ..... 13:00 AM - 14:30 AM
13 Automatic production of quasi-parallel corpora for machine translation Yves Lepage 14:30 AM - 15:30 AM
14 Session 2: Machine Translation and Language Modelling (Chair D. Langlois) ..... 15:30 AM - 16:50 AM
15 Is statistical machine translation approach dead?

Mohamed Amine Menacer, David Langlois, Odile Mella, Dominique Fohr, Denis Jouvet and Kamel Smaili

..... 15:30 AM - 15:50 AM
16 Assessing the Usability of Modern Standard Arabic Data in Enhancing Language Model of Limited Size Dialect Conversations

Tiba Abdulhameed, Imed Zitouni, Ikhlas Abdel-Qader and Mohamed Abusharkh

..... 15:50 AM - 16:10 AM
17 GAWO: Genetic-based optimization algorithm for SMT

Ameur Douib, David Langlois and Kamel Smaili

..... 16:10 AM - 16:30 AM
18 Statistical Machine Translation from Arab Vocal Improvisation to Instrumental Melodic Accompaniment

Fadi Al-Ghawanmeh and Kamel Smaïli

..... 16:30 AM - 16:50 AM
19 Coffee break ..... 16:50 AM - 17:05 AM
20 Session 3: Speech applications (Chair D. Fohr) ..... 17:05 AM - 18:25 AM
21 Image2speech: Automatically generating audio descriptions of images

Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Alan Black, Lucas Ondel, Odette Scharenborg and Francesco Ciannella.

..... 17:05 AM - 17:25 AM
22 Speaker-dependent Selection of Cohort-utterances for Score Normalization in Speaker Recognition Systems

Ayoub Bouziane , Jamal Kharroubi and Arsalane Zarghili

..... 17:25 AM - 17:45 AM
23 Enhancement of esophageal speech using voice conversion techniques

Imen Ben Othmane, Joseph Di Martino and Kais Ouni

..... 17:45 AM - 18:05 AM
24 Sentence Boundary Detection for French with Subword-Level Information Vectors and Convolutional Neural Networks

Carlos-Emiiano González-Gallardo and Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno

..... 18:05 AM - 18:25 AM
06 Dec, 2017
# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Advances in Acoustic Modeling for Speech Recognition at Google Olivier siohan 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2 Coffee break ..... 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
3 Session 4: Arabic dialect processing (Chair K. Bouzoubaa) ..... 11:00 AM - 13:00 AM
4 An empirical study of the Algerian dialect of Social network

Abidi Karima and Smaıli Kamel

..... 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
5 Maghrebi Arabic dialect processing: an overview

Salima Harrat, Karima Meftouh and Kamel Smaili

..... 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
6 Automatic Dialectal Recognition in Arabic

Broadcast Media Bilal Belainine, Fatma Mallek and Fatiha Sadat

..... 11:40 AM - 12:00 AM
7 Building the Moroccan DarijaWordnet (MDW) using Bilingual Resources

Khalil Mrini and Francis Bond

..... 12:00 AM - 12:20 AM
8 Offered lunch ..... 12:30 AM - 14:00 AM
9 Conversational Semantic Search: looking beyond web search, Q&A and dialog systems Imed Zitouni 14:00 AM - 15:00 AM
10 Session 5: Dialog and Information Retrieval (Chair F. Poirier) ..... 15:00 AM - 16:00 AM
11 A Word Embedding based Method for Question Retrieval in Community Question Answering

Nouha Othman, Rim Faiz and Kamel Smaili

..... 15:00 AM - 15:20 AM
12 Active Learning for Classifying Political Tweets

Erik Tjong Kim Sang, Marc Esteve del Valle, Herbert Kruitbosch and Marcel Broersma

..... 15:20 AM - 15:40 AM
13 In-the-wild chatbot corpus: from opinion analysis to interaction problem detection

Irina Maslowski, Delphine Lagarde and Chloé Clavel

..... 16:10 AM - 16:30 AM
14 SMRE: Semi-supervised Medical Relation Extraction

Triki Sana, Boujelben Ines and Jamoussi Salma

..... 16:30 AM - 16:50 AM
15 Coffee break ..... 16:50 AM - 17:15 AM
16 Safar framework for Arabic NLP Karim Bouzoubaa 17:05 AM - 18:15 AM
17 Closing session and Best Paper Award ..... 18:15 AM - 19:15 AM
07 Dec, 2017
# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Guided tour of Casablanca ..... 10:00 AM - 12:30 AM