2017 Jelinek Summer Workshop on Speech and Language Technology (JSALT) at CMU

June 19-August 11, 2017

The 2017 Annual Jelinek Memorial Workshop on Speech and Language Technology will be held at Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.

It is a continuation of the Johns Hopkins University CLSP summer workshop series from 1995-2016. It consists of a two-week summer school, followed by a six-week workshop. Notable researchers and students come together to collaborate on selected research topics. The Workshop is named after the late Fred Jelinek, its former director and head of the Center for Speech and Language Processing.

Summer School (June 19-30, 2017)

The summer school is meant to be an introduction to the state-of-the-art research in the speech and language technology area for graduate and undergraduate students. It also contains an introduction to this year's workshop research topics. View the program details and register here.

  • View the last year's agenda and topics here.
  • Click here for a description of the undergraduate program and the opportunity to apply. (Now closed)
  • Apply here for NAACL-supported undergraduate spot for the summer school (Apply by Monday, May 15 2017.)

2017 Workshop Program (July 3-August 11, 2017)

This year's topics and research teams will be:

* Neural Machine Translation with Minimal Parallel Resources (Leader: George Foster - National Research Council Canada)

* Enhancement and Analysis of Conversational Speech (Leader: Mark Liberman - Linguistic Data Consortium)

* The Speaking Rosetta Stone - Discovering Grounded Linguistic Units for Languages without Orthography (Leader: Emmanuel Dupoux - École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Odette Scharenborg - Radboud University Nijmegen )

Opening Day Presentations

July 3, 2017

Opening Remarks – Location: Gates Hillman Center, Rashid Auditorium (4401)

08:30 AM – Continental Breakfast

09:00 AM – Welcome by Florian Metze and Sanjeev Khudanpur

09:20 AM – Remarks from Workshop Partners

09:30 AM – Summary of Goals and Objectives of the Workshop Teams

09:40 AM –  Neural Machine Translation with Minimal Parallel Resources

10:10 AM – Discussion and Questions

10:20 AM – Enhancement and Analysis of Conversational Speech

10:50 AM – Discussion and Questions

11:00 AM – Break

11:20 AM –  The Speaking Rosetta Stone - Discovering Grounded Linguistic Units for Languages without Orthography

11:50 AM – Discussion and Questions

12:00 PM – WS17 Staff Introductions, Florian Metze

12:15 PM – Adjourn to 407 S Craig St, Workshop Laboratory Setup – Location: 407 S Craig St., Room 104

12:30 PM – Lunch (on your own)

02:00 PM – Team Meetings (in respective laboratories) 

05:30 PM – Opening Day Picnic (RSVP to jaecho@cs.cmu.edu); welcome by Jaime Carbonell

Location: Gates Hillman 6th floor lounge and patio

Plenary Lectures by Invited Speakers (Rashid, Gates Hillman Center 4401) 

Closing Day Presentations - Location: Gates Hillman Center, Rashid Auditorium (4401)

 August 10-11, 2017

Farewell Dinner

 August 11, 2017

Participant Information

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  • Accommodations

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-University Center (1.13 Miles)
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Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center (1.10 Miles)
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center (0.74 Miles)
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place (0.90 Miles)

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Organizing Committee

Sanjeev Khudanpur

Florian Metze

Alan Black

Local Contacts

Jae Cho

412-268-5480