S2: Language Modeling and Speech Understanding

S2.1: HIERARCHICAL PITMAN-YOR LANGUAGE MODELS FOR ASR IN MEETINGS
Songfang Huang, Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

S2.2: ADAPTING GRAPHEME-TO-PHONEME CONVERSION FOR NAME RECOGNITION
Xiao Li, Asela Gunawardana, Alex Acero, Microsoft Research, United States

S2.3: GENERALIZED LINEAR INTERPOLATION OF LANGUAGE MODELS
Bo-June (Paul) Hsu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

S2.4: REFINE BIGRAM PLSA MODEL BY ASSIGNING LATENT TOPICS UNEVENLY
Jiazhong Nie, Runxin Li, Dingsheng Luo, Xihong Wu, Peking University, China

S2.5: EMPIRICAL STUDY OF THE NEURAL PROBABILISTIC LANGUAGE MODEL FOR ARABIC SPEECH RECOGNITION
Ahmad Emami, Lidia Mangu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States

S2.6: DISCRIMINATIVE LANGUAGE MODEL ADAPTATION FOR MANDARIN BROADCAST SPEECH TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLATION
Xunying Liu, Bill Byrne, Mark Gales, Adria de Gispert, Marcus Tomalin, Phil Woodland, Kai Yu, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

S2.7: RERANKING MACHINE TRANSLATION HYPOTHESES WITH STRUCTURED AND WEB-BASED LANGUAGE MODELS
Wen Wang, Andreas Stolcke, Jing Zheng, SRI International, United States

S2.8: DYNAMIC LANGUAGE MODELING FOR A DAILY BROADCAST NEWS TRANSCRIPTION SYSTEM
Ciro Martins, Aveiro University / L2F 01$(C(B Spoken Language Systems Lab 01$(C(B INESC-ID/IST, Portugal; Antnio Teixeira, Aveiro University, Portugal; Joo Neto, L2F 01$(C(B Spoken Language Systems Lab 01$(C(B INESC-ID/IST, Portugal

S2.9: INVESTIGATING LINGUISTIC KNOWLEDGE IN A MAXIMUM ENTROPY TOKEN-BASED LANGUAGE MODEL
Jia Cui, Yi Su, Keith Hall, Frederick Jelinek, Center for Language and Speech Processing, United States

S2.10: ROBUST TOPIC INFERENCE FOR LATENT SEMANTIC LANGUAGE MODEL ADAPTATION
Aaron Heidel, Lin-shan Lee, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

S2.11: SPOKEN LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING WITH KERNELS FOR SYNTACTIC/SEMANTIC STRUCTURES
Alessandro Moschitti, Giuseppe Riccardi, Christian Raymond, University of Trento, Italy

S2.12: SPOKEN DOCUMENT SUMMARIZATION USING RELEVANT INFORMATION
Yi-Ting Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Shih-Hsiang Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan; Hsin-Min Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Berlin Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

S2.13: IMPROVING LECTURE SPEECH SUMMARIZATION USING RHETORICAL INFORMATION
Jian Zhang, Ho Yin Chan, Pascale Fung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR of China

S2.14: AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF CONTRASTIVE ELEMENTS IN SPONTANEOUS SPEECH
Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania, United States; Dan Jurafsky, Stanford University, United States

S2.15: CALL CLASSIFICATION FOR AUTOMATED TROUBLESHOOTING ON LARGE CORPORA
Keelan Evanini, University of Pennsylvania, United States; David Suendermann, Roberto Pieraccini, SpeechCycle, United States

S2.16: MAXIMUM ENTROPY MODEL PARAMETERIZATION WITH TF*IDF WEIGHTED VECTOR SPACE MODEL
Ye-Yi Wang, Alex Acero, Microsoft Research, United States

S2.17: A LANGUAGE MODELING APPROACH TO QUESTION ANSWERING ON SPEECH TRANSCRIPTS
Matthias H. Heie, Edward W. D. Whittaker, Josef R. Novak, Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

S2.18: AUTOMATIC LEXICAL PRONUNCIATIONS GENERATION AND UPDATE
Ghinwa Choueiter, Stephanie Seneff, James Glass, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

S2.19: NON-NATIVE PRONUNCIATION VARIATION MODELING USING AN INDIRECT DATA-DRIVEN METHOD
Mina Kim, Yoo Rhee Oh, Hong Kook Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Republic of Korea