The Center for Speech and Language Technologies (CSaLT) was founded in May 2015 at the Information Technology University, Punjab with an aim to contribute towards Speech and Language Technologies research for languages of developing countries and to employ these technologies to assist in socio-economic development of low-literate and non-affluent people through better information access.

Latest News
  • December 10, 2018: Our papers, Voice-Based Quizzes for Measuring Knowledge Retention in Hard-to-Reach Populations and Threats, Abuses, Flirting, and Blackmail: Gender Inequity in Social Media Voice Forums, are accepted at CHI 2019.

  • June 21, 2018: Our paper, The Case for IVR-Based Citizen Journalism in Pakistan, is accepted at MobileHCI 2018.

  • June 04, 2018: Our paper, Rapid Collection of Spontaneous Speech Corpora using Telephonic Community Forums, is accepted at INTERSPEECH 2018.

  • May 16, 2018: Our paper, Urdu Word Segmentation using Conditional Random Fields (CRFs), is accepted at COLING 2018.

  • December 13, 2017: Our paper, PronouncUR: An Urdu Pronunciation Lexicon Generator, is accepted at LREC 2018.

  • December 11, 2017: Our paper, Baang: A Viral Speech-based Social Platform for Under-Connected Populations, is accepted at CHI 2018.

  • October 18, 2017: CSaLT Graduate Fellow won LDC Data Scholarship (FALL 2017).