The goal of the symposium is to foster communication and collaboration between researchers in these synergistic areas, taking advantage of the nearby locations of ACL-HLT 2011 and ICML 2011. It will bring together members of the Association for Computational Linguistics, the International Speech Communication Association, and the International Machine Learning Society.
The workshop will feature a series of invited talks and general submissions. Submissions focusing on novel research are solicited and we especially encourage position and review papers addressing topics that are relevant both to Speech, Machine Learning and NLP. These areas include but are not limited to the use of: SVMs, log-linear models, neural networks, kernel methods, discriminative transforms, large margin training, discriminative training, active, semi-supervised & unsupervised training, structured prediction, Bayesian modeling, deep learning , and sparse representations. Application areas include natural language processing, speech recognition, language modeling, and speaker verification.