[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation NLP4ITA at LREC: Natural Language Processing for Improving Textual Accessibility

Horacio Saggion horacio.saggion at upf.edu
Sun Apr 15 15:20:52 CEST 2012


First call for participation



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                     LREC 2012 workshop on:

               Natural Language Processing for
              Improving Textual Accessibility
                            (NLP4ITA)

                  Endorsed by ACL SIG-SLPAT


                May 27, 2012 (Morning Session)
                      Istanbul, Turkey

                http://www.taln.upf.edu/nlp4ita


Registration:  http://confreg.elda.org/

Program: http://www.taln.upf.edu/nlp4ita/program.html


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In recent years there has been an increasing interest in accessibility
and  usability issues. This interest is mainly due to the greater
importance of the Web and the need to provide equal access and equal
opportunity to people  with diverse disabilities. The role of
assistive technologies based on language  processing has gained
importance as it can be observed from the growing number  of efforts
(United Nations declarations on universal access to information or
WAI guidelines related to content) and research in conferences and
workshops  (W4A, ICCHP, ASSETS, SPLAT, etc.). However, language
resources and tools to develop assistive technologies  are still
scarce.

NLP4ITA aims to bring together researchers focused  on tools and
resources  for making textual information  more accessible to people
with special needs including diverse ranges of hearing and sight
disabilities,  cognitive disabilities, elderly people, low-literacy
readers and adults being  alphabetized, among others.

This workshop will give an opportunity for individuals from different
communities to present research findings, discover future challenges,
and discuss potential collaboration.


Invited Talk


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Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)
Natural Language Processing for Language Disabilities



Presentations

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* First Approach to Automatic Text Simplification in Basque
María Jesús Aranzabe, Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza, Itziar Gonzalez-Dios


* Towards Facilitating the Accessibility of Web 2.0 Texts through Text
Normalization Resources
Alejandro Mosquera, Elena Lloret, Paloma Moreda



* What can readability measures really tell us about text complexity?
Sanja Štajner, Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan, Ruslan Mitkov


* A First Approach to the Creation of a Spanish Corpus of Dyslexic Texts
Luz  Rello, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Horacio Saggion, Jennifer Pedler


* Towards Shallow Grammar Induction for an Adaptive Assistive Vocal
Interface: a Concept Tagging Approach
Janneke van de Loo, Guy De Pauw, Jort F. Gemmeke, Peter Karsmakers,
Bert Van Den Broeck, Walter Daelemans, Hugo Van hamme




* Bermuda, a data-driven tool for phonetic transcription of words
Tiberiu Boros, Dan Stefanescu, Radu Ion


Organizers

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Ricardo Baeza-Yates             (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Yahoo!)
Paloma Moreda                   (Universidad de Alicante)
Luz Rello                       (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
Horacio Saggion                 (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
Lucia Specia                    (University of Sheffield)


Program Committee

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Sandra Aluisio                  (University of Sao Paulo)
Ricardo Baeza-Yates             (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Yahoo!)
Delphine Bernhard               (University of Strassbourg)
Nadjet Bouayad-Agha             (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
Richard Evans                   (University of Wolverhampton)
Caroline Gasperin               (TouchType Ltd)
Pablo Gerv‡s                    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Jose Manuel Gomez               (Universidad de Alicante)
Simon Harper                    (University of Manchester)
David Kauchak                   (Middlebury College)
Guy Lapalme                     (University of Montreal)
Elena Lloret                    (Universidad de Alicante)
Paloma Martínez                 (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Aurelien Max                    (Paris 11)
Kathleen F. McCoy               (University of Delaware)
Ornella Mich                    (Foundazione Bruno Kessler)
Ruslan Mitkov                   (University of Wolverhampton)
Paloma Moreda                   (Universidad de Alicante)
Constantin Orasan               (University of Wolverhampton)
Luz Rello                       (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
Horacio Saggion                 (Universidad Pompeu Fabra )
Advaith Siddharthan             (University of Aberdeen)
Lucia Specia                    (University of Wolverhampton)
Juan Manuel Torres Moreno       (University of Avignon)
Markel Vigo                     (University of Manchester)
Leo Wanner                      (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
Yeliz Yesilada                  (Middle East Technical University
Northern Cyprus Campus)


Contact Address

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For further information please contact us at:
luz.rello at upf.edu or horacio.saggion at upf.edu


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