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Subject: [ E-CFP ] 1st CFP-NAACL 2013 Workshop 2nd NLP4ITA - Natural Language Processing for Improving Textual Accessibility
From: <luzrello_(on)_gmail.com>
Date received: 18 Jan 2013
Deadline: 08 Mar 2013
Start date: 13 Jun 2013





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                      1st Call for Papers NAACL 2013 workshop on:

                Natural Language Processing for Improving Textual
                Accessibility (2nd NLP4ITA)

             http://www.taln.upf.edu/pages/nlp4ita_2013

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=== Introduction ===

Following the success of the 1st NLP4ITA in Istambul (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.

=== Motivation and Topics of Interest ===

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.

We welcome papers describing tools, resources, models, techniques
and evaluation from all areas of natural language processing
tailored to accessibility and assistive technologies. These
include, but are not limited to, the following:

-       Resources: corpora of inaccessible documents, aligned
        corpora, gold-standards and annotation schemes.
-       Evaluation, complexity and readability methodologies and
        metrics.
-       Novel modeling and machine learning techniques for
        improving accessibility.
-       Natural language generation for improving accessibility.
-       NLP for Web accessibility.
-       Text adaptation, elaboration, simplification and
        summarization.
-       User studies.
-       NLP tools for accessibility

=== Submission Information ===

We encourage contributions in the form of full papers (up to 8
pages long + 2 pages references). Papers should follow the NAACL
format which is available at the NAACL 2013 Web Site
(http://naacl2013.naacl.org/CFP.aspx). The submission process
will be online using the START conference system.

All accepted papers will be presented orally and published in the
workshop proceedings.

The workshop will feature an invited speaker.

=== Important dates ===

Paper submission deadline: 8th March 2013 Notification of
acceptance: 31st March 2013 Camera-ready version: 12th April 2013
NAACL 2013 Workshops: 13th or 14th June (TO BE ANNOUNCED)

=== Organizers ===

Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Yahoo!) Luz Rello
(Universidad Pompeu Fabra) Horacio Saggion (Universidad Pompeu
Fabra)

=== Program Committee ===

Sandra Aluisio (University of Sao Paulo) Ricardo Baeza-Yates
(Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Yahoo! Research) Delphine Bernhard
(University of Strassbourg) Nadjet Bouayad-Agha (Universidad
Pompeu Fabra) Giorgio Brajnik (Universidad de Udine) Richard
Evans (University of Wolverhampton) Jose Manuel Gomez
(Universidad de Alicante) Raquel Hervás (Universidad Complutense
de Madrid) 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) Paloma Moreda (Universidad de
Alicante) Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton) Luz
Rello (Universidad Pompeu Fabra) Horacio Saggion (Universidad
Pompeu Fabra ) J.M. 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 ===

For further information please contact us at: luz.rello_(at)_upf.edu
or horacio.saggion_(at)_upf.edu

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