2017

Papers

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

Annelies De Vliegher, Jo Daems (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.

Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde (2017). “Simplified Text-to-Pictograph Translation for People with Intellectual Disabilities”. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of Natural Language and Information Systems (NLDB 2017), Liège, Belgium, June 21-23.

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 Technology.” In: Web For All (W4A) 2017 – The Future of Accessible Work, Perth (Australia), April 2-4. Best Paper Award (Communication track)

Upcoming presentations

November 8, 2017 – Falling Walls Lab (Berlin, Germany): Leen Sevens – “Breaking the Wall of Illiteracy” (Competition)

June 21-23, 2017 – NLDB 2017 (Liège, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Simplified Text-to-Pictograph Translation for People with Intellectual Disabilities” (Presentation)

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)

May 3-5, 2017 – NNDR #14 (Örebro, Sweden): Jo Daems, Nele Bosch, Annelies De Vliegher. “The influence of accessible technology on the quality of life of persons with an intellectual disability” (Presentation)

May 3-5, 2017 – NNDR (Örebrö, Sweden) Liz Tilly. ‘The role of co-production in
an accessible technology project’. (Workshop presentation)

Presentations

March 15, 2017 – Falling Walls Lab Leuven (Leuven, Belgium): Leen Sevens – “Breaking the Wall of Illiteracy” (Competition)

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 24, 2017 – Séminaires du CENTAL (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Text-to-Pictograph Translation and Vice Versa for People with Intellectual Disabilities” (Seminar)

February 23, 2017 – DTIC / UPF Integrative Research Seminar (Barcelona, Spain): Horacio Saggion – “Overwhelmed by Information? Summarization, Simplification and information extraction at your fingertips” (Presentation)

February 10, 2017 – CLIN27 (Leuven, Belgium): Leen Sevens, Vincent Vandeghinste, Ineke Schuurman and Frank Van Eynde – “Syntactic Simplification for Improved Text-to-Pictograph Translation” (Presentation)

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)

February 10, 2017. – CLIN27 (Leuven, Belgium). Nele Bosch, Jo Daems, Annelies De Vliegher. “Testing language technology tools with persons with an intellectual disability: a collaboration between researchers, developers and target users”.

February 9, 2017. – CCL25 (Leuven, Belgium). Jo Daems. “AbleChat, a chat app with pictograms for people with intellectual disabilities”. (Presentation)

 

 

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

December 1, 2016 – Com@modemdag. (Geel, Belgium). Nele Bosch, Annelies De Vliegher, Jo Daems, Steven Solberg. “Able to Include projecten: AbleChat en AbleSocial.” (presentation).

September 16, 2016 – Engineering4Society (Heverlee, Belgium): Nele Bosch, Steven Solberg, Jo Daems, Jan Dekelver, Marina Kultsova. (2016). “AbleChat: Development of a chat app with pictograms for people with Intellectual Disabilities”. (Presentation)

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)

September 6, 2016 – Lancaster Disability Studies Conference (Lancaster UK) Nele Bosch, Jo Daems, Steven Solberg. “Able to Include: AbleChat: a pictogram based chat application for people with IDD” (presentation)

September 6, 2016 – Lancaster Disability Studies Conference (Lancaster UK) Annelies De Vliegher, Jo Daems. “Able to Include: Able to Include, people with IDD using Facebook.” (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)

December, 1, 2015. Congres Begeleid werken ‘Arbeid en Zorg op maat’. (Hasselt, Belgium) Jo Daems, Jan Dekelver. ”Pictochat, een chat app voor de smartphone”. (Presentatie en demo)

November, 19, 2015. Healthcare Inspiration Forum. Het interactieve forum voor technologie, zorg en welzijn. (Kortrijk, Belgium) . Nele Bosch, Jo Daems. ”Pictochat, een chat app voor de smartphone”. (Presentatie en demo)

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)

July, 6, 2015. 6th Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Application (IISA2015) in (Corfu, Greece). Jan Dekelver, Jo Daems, Nele Bosch, Lore Vandeperre, Annelies De Vliegher. “Viamigo: a digital travel assistant for people with intellectual disabilities” http://iisa2015.unipi.gr/. (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, 18-19th, 2015 (Leuven, Belgium). Conference Engineering4society. Annelies De Vliegher, Jo Daems. “Able-To-Include: focus groups with people with IDD and their coaches”. http://www.engineering4society.org. (Presentation)

June, 3, 2015. Congres Onlinehulp voor welzijn en gezondheid (Mechelen, Belgium). Jo Daems, Jan Dekelver. “Viamigo and Pictochat”. (Presentation and demo)

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 16-17, 2014 – Ciudades que caminan – walking cities (Pontevedra, Spain): Agustin González-Quel – “Smart Walking Cities for everyone” (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)