LINGUIST List 8.768

Fri May 23 1997

Confs: NLP for Communication Aids

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  1. Ann Copestake, NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FOR COMMUNICATION AIDS

Message 1: NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FOR COMMUNICATION AIDS

Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 18:30:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ann Copestake <aaccsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FOR COMMUNICATION AIDS



 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FOR COMMUNICATION AIDS

 ACL/EACL'97 Workshop
 
 Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED)
 Madrid, Spain
 
 July 12th, 1997


The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum in which researchers in
communication aids for people with disabilities can discuss the problems
involved in these applications and the solutions being investigated in current
research. Researchers who are not currently working in this area but who are
interested in practical uses for NLP techniques are also encouraged to
participate. Applications which will be covered include communication
devices for non-speakers, systems designed for deaf users and tools for
tutoring and rehabilitation for people with language impairments. 

The following papers have been accepted:

Alice Carlberger, Tina Magnuson, M. Sharon Hunnicutt, Johan Carlberger
Profet, a new generation of word prediction: an evaluation study

Ann Copestake
Augmented and alternative NLP techniques for augmentative and 
alternative communication

Portia File and Leona Elder
Using NLP in the design of a conversation aid for non-speaking children

Nestor Garay-Vitoria and Julio G. Abascal
Word prediction for inflected languages. Application to Basque language.

Elisabeth Godbert, Pascal Mouret, Robert Pasero, Monique Rolbert 
A software for language rehabilitation and education of
autistic-like children

Stefan Langer and Marianne Hickey
Automatic message indexing and full text retrieval for a communication aid

Kathleen F. McCoy
Simple NLP techniques for expanding telegraphic sentences

Kathleen F. McCoy and Lisa N. Masterman
A tutor for teaching English as a second language for deaf users of
 American Sign Language

John Todman and Norman Alm
Pragmatics and AAC approaches to conversational goals

Takahiro Wakao, Teramusa Ehara, Eiji Sawamura, Yoshiharu Abe, Katsuhiko Shirai
 Application of NLP technology to production of close-caption
 TV programs in Japanese for the hearing impaired

There will also be system demonstrations and discussion sessions.
Those interested in attending should contact Ann Copestake 
(aaccsli.stanford.edu). Registration details are available from 
http://www.ieec.uned.es/cl97 (also http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~acl)
Note that the deadline for early registration is May 31st.
Details of the workshop schedule etc will be available via
http://www-csli.stanford.edu/~aac/clworkshop.html
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