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

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Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2012)

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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.

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Gower, V. et al. (2012). The European Assistive Technology Information Portal (EASTIN): Improving Usability through Language Technologies. In: Miesenberger, K., Karshmer, A., Penaz, P., Zagler, W. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7382. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31522-0_32

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