Fifth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies - Proceedings of the Workshop

Jan Alexandersson, Dimitra Anastasiou, Cui Jian, Ani Nenkova, Rupal Patel, Frank Rudzicz, Annalu Waller, Desislava Zhekova

In: Fifth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies. Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT) 5th June 26 Baltimore Maryland United States ISBN 978-1-941643-04-4 Association for Computational Linguistics Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 2014.


This workshop is intended for researchers from all areas of speech and language technology with a common interest in making everyday life more accessible for people with physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional, or developmental disabilities. This workshop builds on four previous such workshops (co-located with NAACL HLT 2010, EMNLP in 2011, NAACL HLT 2012, and Interspeech 2013), as well as the previously held SMIAE workshop (co-located with ACL 2012). The workshop provides an opportunity for individuals from research communities, and the individuals with whom they are working, to share research findings, and to discuss present and future challenges and the potential for collaboration and progress. While augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a particularly apt application area for speech and natural language processing (NLP) technologies, we purposefully made the scope of the workshop broad enough to include assistive technologies (AT) as a whole, even those falling outside of AAC. While we encouraged work that validates methods with human experimental trials, we also accepted work on basic-level innovations and philosophy, inspired by AT/AAC related problems. Thus we have aimed at broad inclusivity, which is also manifest in the diversity of our Program Committee.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence