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The 18th Oriental COCOSDA/CASLRE Conference

Held in the School of Foreign Languages

From October 28th to 30th, the 18th Oriental COCOSDA/CASLRE Conference was held in SFL, SJTU. The conference lasted three days and was attended by more than a hundred people, among which were the vice-president of SJTU Zhang Ansheng, the deputy dean of SFL Peng Qinglong, the president of Oriental-COCOSDA Satoshi Nakamura, the vice-president of iFLYTEK Hu Yu, Japanese engineering academician Prof. Hiroya Fujisaki and linguistic specialists and scholars from Asia-Pacific countries.

On the opening ceremony, Zhang Ansheng gave an introduction of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, stressing its long history and its fruitful achievements in international education and multi-disciplinary field. And having this conference held on its premises marks another progress.

Peng Qinglong talked about a series of achievements in linguistic studies, foreign language teaching and foreign literature. At present, SJTU is among the top 10 in China in terms of foreign language studies and Modern Languages and Linguistics are among the top 100 on list of 2015 QS World University Rankings. Meanwhile, since SFL has rich experience in holding international conferences, this Oriental COCOSDA/CASLRE Conference will be an ideal platform for the scholars to show their latest research findings.

Satoshi Nakamura, the president of Oriental-COCOSDA, explained that the conference was sponsored by the Asia Committee of COCOSDA (The International Committee for the Co-ordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques) and this year it was organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. O-COCOSDA is an important international conference that focuses on the design, building, assessment, research and application of speech databases. Since 1998 when it was first held, it has become an annual meeting which has successfully taken place in Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and India, etc. The theses and ideas discussed on the conference always attract the attention of experts and scholars working in relevant fields. They are collected and can be searched by IEEE Xplore and EI.

During these three days, the linguistic scholars and business representatives made four keynote speeches, nine reports and two demonstrations of posters concerning artificial intelligence, natural language processing, corpus linguistics, phonetics and audiovisual data.

The 18th Oriental COCOSDA/CASLRE Conference brought together many international representatives from the academic and business world, which has helped SFL improve its international education, research and university-industry cooperation.

Copyright: 2013 School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiaotong University cross ICP No. 2010919    Technical support: :Shanghai Yi Chao

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