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Following the success of previous “ALBAYZIN” technology evaluations in 2006, 2008 and 2010, we would like to invite prospective ALBAYZIN 2012 evaluation organizers to send their evaluation proposals before February 6, 2012 to the organizers of this call.

All the viable proposals received will be considered in a subsequent survey among potential participants and four or five evaluations will be selected by the organizers according to the number of potential participants and the variety of topics.

At this point the evaluations do not need to be fully prepared, and some funding can be allocated for tasks such as data preparation for the evaluation. The proposals should specify the status of the data to be used in the evaluation.

The official results of the evaluation will be presented at the next Joint VII “Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla” and III Iberian SLTech Workshop to be held in Madrid on 21-23 November 2012.

An approximate calendar for evaluations (adjustable for particular evaluations) is:

• May 2012: Open the evaluation registration

• June 2012: Release of the training and development data

• July 2012: Registration deadline

• Beginning of September 2012: Release of the evaluation data

• End of September 2012: Deadline for submission of results and system descriptions

• Mid October 2012: Results distributed to teams

• 21-23 November 2012: Official public presentation of results 

For any additional information, please contact the organizers of this call.

Thanks in advance for your time an interest in ALBAYZIN evaluations.

Best regards,

The ALBAYZIN 2012 Evaluations Organizing Committee:

Doroteo Torre Toledano (doroteo.torre at

Rubén San Segundo Hernández (lapiz at

Alfonso Ortega Giménez (ortega at

António Teixeira (ajst at


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