The goal of the symposium is to foster communication and collaboration between researchers in these synergistic areas, taking advantage of the nearby location of Interspeech 2012. It is the second annual meeting of the Machine Learning Special Interest Group (SIGML) of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
Topics The workshop will feature both invited talks and general submissions. Submissions focusing on novel research are solicited. In addition, we especially encourage position and review papers addressing topics that are relevant to speech, machine learning, and NLP research. These areas include, but are not limited to, applications to speech/NLP of SVMs, log-linear models, neural networks, kernel methods, discriminative transforms, large-margin training, discriminative training, active/semi-supervised/unsupervised learning, structured prediction, Bayesian modeling, deep learning, and sparse representations.
Paper Submission Prospective authors are invited to submit papers written in English via the "Submissions" link to the left. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, and each accepted paper must have at least one registered author.
Invited Speakers Shai Ben-David, Hal Daume III, Inderjit Dhillon, Mark Gales, Brian Roark, Dirk van Compernolle, Li Deng, Hoifung Poon, and others TBD.