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The European Assistive Technology Information Portal (EASTIN): Improving Usability through Language Technologies

  • Valerio Gower
  • Renzo Andrich
  • Andrea Agnoletto
  • Petra Winkelmann
  • Thomas Lyhne
  • Roberts Rozis
  • Gregor Thurmair
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7382)

Abstract

The EASTIN Portal – which aggregates the contents of six national databases and make it searchable in 22 European languages – is currently the major information system on assistive technology available in Europe. Its usability has been recently improved through the use of advanced language technologies, thanks to the EU-funded project EASTIN-CL. The project developed three main components (the query processing, the machine translation, and the speech output) that have been implemented and plugged to the existing EASTIN website.

Keywords

Language technology AT information Search query processing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valerio Gower
    • 1
  • Renzo Andrich
    • 1
  • Andrea Agnoletto
    • 1
  • Petra Winkelmann
    • 2
  • Thomas Lyhne
    • 3
  • Roberts Rozis
    • 4
  • Gregor Thurmair
    • 5
  1. 1.Polo Tecnologico, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi OnlusMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Institut der deutschen WirtschaftKölnGermany
  3. 3.HjælpemiddelinstituttetTaastrupDenmark
  4. 4.TildeRigaLatvia
  5. 5.Linguatec GmbHMunichGermany

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