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Full Title: Natural Language Processing for Improving Textual Accessibility

      
Short Title: 2nd NLP4ITA
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Start Date: 13-Jun-2013 - 14-Jun-2014
Contact: Luz Rello
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.taln.upf.edu/pages/nlp4ita_2013
Meeting Description: NAACL 2013 workshop on:
Natural Language Processing for Improving Textual Accessibility (2nd NLP4ITA)
http://www.taln.upf.edu/pages/nlp4ita_2013

Following the success of the 1st NLP4ITA in Istanbul (LREC 2012) we are running the 2nd edition of NLP4ITA at NAACL 2013. The workshop 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.

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, NLP4ITA, etc.).

However, language resources and tools to develop assistive technologies are still scarce.

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

The workshop will feature an invited speaker.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.319


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