2017

Papers

Vincent Vandeghinste, Leen Sevens and Ineke Schuurman (2017). “E-Including the Illiterate”. In: IEEE Potentials 36(1): 29-33

De Vliegher, A., Daems, J. (2017). “Kwalitatief onderzoek bij personen met een verstandelijke beperking: een flexibele methodologische aanpak.” In: Vlaams Ergotherapeutenverbond en Wilfried Van Handenhoven: Jaarboek ergotherapie 2016-2017. Chapter 7.  Leuven: Acco. pages 129-138.

Horaco Saggion, Daniel Ferres, Leen Sevens, Ineke Schuurman, Marta Ripolles, and Olga Rodriguez (2017). “Able to Read My Mail: An Accessible e-Mail Client with Assistive Technoloy.” In: Web For All (W4A) 2017 – The Future of Accessible Work, Perth (Australia), April 2-4.

Upcoming presentations

May 3-5, 2017 – NNDR #14 (Örebro, Sweden): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Make it Simple, But Significant: Improved Text-to-Pictograph Translation for People with Intellectual Disabilities” (Presentation)

May 3-5, 2017 – NNDR #14 (Örebro, Sweden): Leen Sevens, Ineke Schuurman, Annelies De Vliegher, Jo Daems – “Unity is Strength: How User Feedback Influences Technical Decisions in the Able to Include Project” (Poster)

Presentations

May, 2017 – NNDR (Orebro, Sweden) Liz Tilly. ‘The role of co-production in
an accessible technology project’. (Workshop presentation)

March 8, 2017 – CLARe  2017 (Berlin, Germany) Ineke Schuurman, Leen Sevens and Vincent Vandeghinste –  “ You’re never too old for e-Inclusion, are you?”

March 6, 2017 – Encounters in Language and Aging research. International Conference ‘Corpora for Language and Aging Research’ (CLARe): Ineke Schuurman, Leen Sevens and Vincent Vandeghinste – “You’re never too old for E-Inclusion, are you?” [poster]

February 10, 2017 – Op.Recht.Mechelen: Justitie en Management (Mechelen, Belgium): Leen Sevens – “De Meerwaarde van Pictogrammen en Klare Taal in een Juridische Context” (Presentation and panel discussion)

 

2016

Papers

Jaime Medina Maestro, Horacio Saggion, Ineke Schuurman, Leen Sevens, John O’Flaherty, Annelies De Vliegher and Jo Daems (2016). “Towards Integrating People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Digital World”. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Intelligent Environments Supporting Healthcare and Well-being (WISHWell’16). London, UK. [Paper]

Leen Sevens, John J. O’ Flaherty, Ineke Schuurman, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde (2016). “E-Inclusion of Functionally Illiterate Users by the use of Language Technology”. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Engineering4Society. Heverlee, Belgium. [Paper]

Leen Sevens, Gilles Jacobs, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde (2016). “Improving Text-to-Pictograph Translation Through Word Sense Disambiguation”. In: Proceedings of the 5th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics. Berlin, Germany. [Paper]

Leen Sevens, Tom Vanallemeersch, Ineke Schuurman, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde (2016). “Automated Spelling Correction for Dutch Internet Users with Intellectual Disabilities”. In: Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Improving Social Inclusion using NLP: Tools and Resources (ISI-NLP, LREC workshop). Portorož, Slovenia, pp. 11-19. [Paper]

Daems, J., Bosch, N., Solberg, S., Dekelver, J., Kultsova, M. (2016). AbleChat: Development of a chat app with pictograms for people with Intellectual Disabilities. In 2016 In: Proceedings of the 2nd conference on Engineering4Society. Heverlee, Belgium.) ISBN number: 9789460189968

Neven, A.  Vanrompay, Y., Declercq, K., Janssens, D., Wets, G., Dekelver, J., Daems, J. and Bellemans, T. (2016). Viamigo: a monitoring tool to support independent travelling of persons with intellectual disabilities. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2650. DOI 10.3141/2650-04.

Horacio Saggion, Stefan Bott, Luz Rello. Simplifying words in context. Experiments with two lexical resources in Spanish. Computer Speech & Language 35: 200-218 (2016)

Daniel Ferrés, Montserrat Marimon, Horacio Saggion, Ahmed AbuRa’ed. YATS: Yet Another Text Simplifier. NLDB 2016: 335-342.

Francesco Ronzano, Ahmed AbuRa’ed, Luis Espinosa Anke, Horacio Saggion. TALN at SemEval-2016 Task 11: Modelling Complex Words by Contextual, Lexical and Semantic Features. SemEval@NAACL-HLT 2016: 1011-1016. Second best system of the evaluation.

Sanja  Stajner, Maja Popovic, Horacio Saggion, Lucia Specia, and Mark Fishel. Shared task on quality assessment for text simplifcation. In Proceedings of the Workshop & Shared Task on Quality Assessment for Text Simplification (QATS), Portoroz, Slovenia, 2016.

Tilly, L. (2016). Issues relating to using a co-productive approach in an accessible technology project. Improving Social Inclusion using NLP: Tools and resources; LREC Workshop. Portorož, Slovenia

Presentations

September 16, 2016 – Engineering4Society (Heverlee, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Ineke Schuurman, John O’Flaherty, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde – “E-Inclusion of Functionally Illiterate Users by the use of Language Technology” (Presentation)

September 14, 2016 – WIDeN, (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Building Bridges Training group and Liz Tilly. ‘Involvement in the Able to Include project’ (conference presentation)

September 12-13, 2016 – WISHWell’16 (London, UK): Jaime Medina Maestro, Horacio Saggion, Ineke Schuurman, Leen Sevens, John O’Flaherty, Annelies De Vliegher and Jo Daems – “Towards Integrating People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Digital World” (Presentation)

September 6-8, 2016 – Lancaster Disability Studies Conference (Lancaster, UK): Leen Sevens, Ineke Schuurman, John O’Flaherty, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde – “Pictographs to the Rescue! Social Media for Functionally Illiterate Users” (Presentation)

September 6, 2016 – Lancaster Disability Studies Conference (Lancaster UK) Able to Include; The role of technology in enabling inclusion and citizenship. (Workshop presentation)

August 11-12, 2016 – *SEM (Berlin, Germany): Leen Sevens, Gilles Jacobs, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Improving Text-to-Pictograph Translation Through Word Sense Disambiguation” (Poster)

May 23, 2016 – Improving Social Inclusion using NLP: Tools and resources; LREC Workshop (Portorož, Slovenia), Liz Tilly. Issues relating to using a co-productive approach in an accessible technology project. (Workshop presentation)

May 23, 2016 – ISI-NLP (LREC workshop) (Portorož, Slovenia): Leen Sevens, Tom Vanallemeersch, Ineke Schuurman, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde – “Automated Spelling Correction for Dutch Internet Users with Intellectual Disabilities” (Presentation)

May 12, 2016 – PLIN Day (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Ineke Schuurman, John O’Flaherty, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde – “Pictograph Translation Technologies for Improving E-Inclusion” (Poster)

 

2015

Papers

Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde (2015). “Natural Language Generation from Pictographs”. In: Proceedings of 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 2015). Brighton, UK. [Paper]

Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde (2015). “Extending a Dutch Text-to-Pictograph Converter to English and Spanish”. In: Proceedings of 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT 2015). Dresden, Germany. [Paper]

Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman, Leen Sevens and Frank Van Eynde (2015). “Translating Text into Pictographs”. Natural Language Engineering. [Paper]

Daems, J., Dekelver, J., De Vliegher, A., Smets, J., & Martens, L. (2015). Able To Include: Focus groups with persons with IDD and their coaches communicating through social media. In 2015 Conference on Raising Awareness for the Societal and Environmental Role of Engineering and (Re)Training Engineers for Participatory Design (Engineering4Society) (pp. 76–79). http://doi.org/10.1109/Engineering4Society.2015.7177903

Dekelver, J.,  Daems, J., Solberg, S., Bosch, N., Van de Perre, L., De Vliegher, A.  (2015). Viamigo: A digital travel assistant for people with intellectual disabilities: Modeling and design using contemporary intelligent technologies as a support for independent traveling of people with intellectual disabilities. Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA), 2015 6th International Conference on Year: 2015. Pages: 1 – 6, DOI: 10.1109/IISA.2015.7388014

Horacio Saggion, Sanja Stajner, Stefan Bott, Simon Mille, Luz Rello, Biljana Drndarevic. Making It Simplext: Implementation and Evaluation of a Text Simplification System for Spanish. TACCESS 6(4): 14:1-14:36 (2015).

Sanja Stajner, Hanna Béchara, Horacio Saggion. A Deeper Exploration of the Standard PB-SMT Approach to Text Simplification and its Evaluation. ACL (2) 2015: 823-828.

Daniel Ferrés, Montserrat Marimon, Horacio Saggion. A Web-based Text Simplification System for English. Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural 55: 191-194 (2015).

Horacio Saggion & Luz Rello. Technologies for Persons with Dyslexia. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. 9781452258225. 2015.

Horacio Saggion, Montserrat Marimón, Daniel Ferrés. Simplificación automática de textos para la accesibilidad de colectivos con discapacidad: experiencias para el español y el inglés. IX Jornadas Científicas Internacionales de Investigación. 2015.

Sanja Stajner, Horacio Saggion. Translating from Original to Simplified Sentences using Moses: When does it Actually Work? RANLP 2015: 611-617.

Sanja Stajner, Iacer Calixto, Horacio Saggion. Automatic Text Simplification for Spanish: Comparative Evaluation of Various Simplification Strategies. RANLP 2015: 618-626.

Montserrat Marimon, Horacio Saggion, and Daniel Ferres. Porting a methodology for syntactic simplification from English to Spanish. In Workshop on Replicability and Reproducibility in Natural Language Processing: adaptive methods, resources and software (IJCAI 2015), 2015.

Presentations

December 18, 2015 – CLIN26 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Natural Language Generation from Pictographs” (Presentation)

December 18, 2015 – CLIN26 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Gilles Jacobs, Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Word Sense Disambiguation in Text-to-Pictograph Translation” (Presentation)

October 22, 2015 – ICT 2015 (Lisbon, Portugal): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Picto Demo for Able-to-Include” (Presentation)

October 8, 2015 – The Big Draw (Leuven, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Introduction to Pictograph Translation Technologies” (Presentation)

September 16, 2015 – WIDeN, (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Building Bridges Training group and Liz Tilly. ‘Involvement in the Able to Include project’ (conference presentation)

September 11, 2015 – Dag van de Doctorandi (Leuven, Belgium): Leen Sevens – “Pictographic Communication Technologies for Browsing the Web” (Presentation)

September 11, 2015 – ENLG 2015 (Brighton, UK): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Natural Language Generation from Pictographs” (Poster)

September 11, 2015 – SLPAT15 (Dresden, Germany): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Extending a Dutch Text-to-Pictograph Converter to English and Spanish” (Presentation)

June 21, 2015 – LOT Summer School (Leuven, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Text-To-Pictograph Translation for Six Language Pairs” (Poster) [Poster] Best Research Poster prize

June 2, 2015 – Dag van het Onderzoek (Brussels, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Text-To-Pictograph Translation for Six Language Pairs” (Poster)

May 8, 2015 – NNDR #13 (Bergen, Norway): Leen Sevens, Ineke Schuurman, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde – “Automatic Translation with Pictographs to Serve People with IDD” (Presentation)

May 7, 2015 – NNDR (Bergen, Norway) Liz Tilly. ‘Able to Include; The role of technology in enabling inclusion and citizenship’. (Workshop presentation)

February 6, 2015 – CLIN25 (Antwerp, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Text-To-Pictograph Translation for Six Language Pairs” (Presentation + Demo)

Simposium

Simposio: Simplificación de textos para personas con dificultades lectoras. Organized by I, Fajardo, H. Saggion & O. Moreda. Salamanca, 19 /03/2015.

Tutorial

Horacio Saggion. An Introduction to Automatic Text Simplification. RANLP 2015.

 

2014

Papers

Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde (2014). “Improving the Precision of Synset Links Between Cornetto and Princeton WordNet”. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Lexical and Grammatical Resources for Language Processing. Coling 2014. Dublin, Ireland. [Paper] / [Poster]

Vincent Vandeghinste and Ineke Schuurman (2014). “Linking Pictographs to Synsets: Sclera2Cornetto”. LREC 2014. Reykjavik, Iceland. [Paper] / [Poster]

Vincent Vandeghinste and Ineke Schuurman (2014) – “Able-to-Include: Improving Accessibility for people with Intellectual Disabilities” . In: Proceedings of European Association of Machine Translation 2014, 2014 (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

Presentations

December 3, 2014 – KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium): Leen Sevens – “ABLE-TO-INCLUDE: Automatic Translation from Pictographs to Text and Vice Versa” (Presentation)

October 2, 2014 – Symposium Support Fund Delacroix (Brussels, Belgium): Vincent Vandeghinste – “Automatic Translation of Text into Pictographs.” (Presentation)

September 24, 2014 – Coling 2014 (Dublin, Ireland): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste and Frank Van Eynde – “Improving the Precision of Synset Links Between Cornetto and Princeton WordNet” (Poster)

June 17, 2014 – EAMT 2014 (Dubrovnik, Croatia): Vincent Vandeghinste and Ineke Schuurman – “Able-to-Include: Improving Accessibility for people with Intellectual Disabilities” (Poster)

May, 2014 – LREC 2014 (Reykjavik, Iceland): Vincent Vandeghinste and Ineke Schuurman – “Linking Pictographs to Synsets: Sclera2Cornetto” (Poster)