Seminar Laurent Besacier (LIG)

An introduction to computational language documentation: example of the BULB project (presentation in French)
By Laurent Besacier of the LIG (IT Lab Grenoble)

Abstract: In this talk, I will introduce computational language documentation which is an emerging interdisciplinary field where linguistics leverage machine learning in order to help language documentation. First contributions on this topic were done during the BULB* project which addressed oral Bantu languages. I will present some insights of BULB in this talk: (1) how to ease or speed up speech data collection using mobile apps (2) how to leverage neural sequence-to-sequence models for automatic data processing and analysis.

*BULB: Breaking the Unwritten Language Barrier

Seminar of Clément François

Seminar by

Clément François (LPL)

Cortical and subcortical processing of baby speech sounds

Within the next meeting of the REaDY research team

Seminar Thibault Cattelain

On the occasion of its next meeting on Monday, October 7th, the POP team will welcome Thibault Cattelain from Gipsa-Lab for a conference starting at 4pm.

This presentation is open to all !

Thibault Cattelain

(Gipsa-Lab, Grenoble)
A new technique to analyze electromyographic signals during an emotional perception task


Seminar Pierre Lison

Meeting “Dialogue and NLP”

Modélisation du dialogue: contrôle du dialogue et corpus multilingues (seminar held in French)
Pierre Lison (Norwegian Computing Center)

Wednesday May 22, 10:00
Laboratoire Parole et Langage

In the framework of PHC Aurora.

Contact at the lab: Laurent Prévot

Seminar Lina Maria Rojas Barahona

A glance through Conversational agents

Wednesday May 22 11:30

Lina Maria Rojas Barahona, Orange Labs, Lannion

Conversational agents are once and again gaining great interest from academics and industrials. The availability of big data as well as the advances in processing units have made deep learning approaches feasible and promising, reviving the dream of creating artificial agents that can easily converse to people. Several solutions have been proposed since the first psychoanalyst chatbot (1966). From regular expressions and symbolic approaches (formal grammars and formal logics) to statistical approaches (probabilistic models and data-driven techniques, e.g. machine learning or deep learning). We have already obtained promising results. For instance, we know that machines can learn optimal strategies for simple tasks in small domains (task-oriented dialogue systems). Moreover, we are treating open domain dialogues by asking questions to online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia (conversational reading comprehension) and we are able to predict the best answer in chitchats (end to end neural approaches). In this talk I will review briefly the state of the art and highlight the open research problems on conversational agents.

Contact at the lab: Noël Nguyen

Inter-team seminar SystUS & REaDY : On units of linguistic segmentation

Next Inter-team seminar at the LPL

SystUS – REaDY : On units of linguistic segmentation

Program :

9h30 Ouverture
9h40 Sophie Dufour : Le phonème comme unité de segmentation pré-lexicale
9h50 Cyril Aslanov : Du polysyllabisme au monosyllabisme : la restructuration syllabique au contact entre langues indo-européennes et langues isolantes à travers l’exemple de la convergence du tokharien vers le tibétain
10h00 Chotiga Pattamadilok : Le rôle de l’acquisition de la lecture sur la capacité de segmentation des stimuli langagiers et non-langagiers
10h10 Laurent Prévot : About Conversational and Discourse Markers
10h20 Pauline Welby : Les perturbations segmentales perturbent-elles la segmentation ?
10h30 Discussion générale
10h50 Pause-café
11h10 Cristel Portes : La structure informationnelle et la partition de l’énoncé
11h20 Clément François : De la perception de la parole chez le bébé à l’acquisition du vocabulaire chez l’enfant, approche neurolinguistique
11h30 Frédéric Sabio : Décrire les relations grammaticales : à partir du verbe ? A partir de la phrase ?
11h40 Marie-Charlotte Cuartero : Les disfluences au sein des chunks morphosyntaxiques dans la Dystonie généralisée isolée
11h50 Discussion générale
12h10 Clôture

LCT Seminar : Homa Lessan Pezechki

As part of this year’s LCT seminar, which will be dedicated to “Priorities: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Aspects”, we will welcome

Thursday 28 February at 4 p.m. (room E 206, campus Schuman)

Homa Lessan Pezechki (AMU, IREMAM)

Hiérarchie des langues et des registres dans l’aire persane

Contact : Sylvie Wharton