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	title        = {Proceedings of SLPAT-2012: 3rd Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies},
	abstract     = {We are pleased to bring you the Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), held in Montreal, Canada on the 7th and 8th of June, 2012. We received 13 paper submissions, of which 8 were chosen for oral presentation and another 2 for demonstration presentation - all 10 papers are included in this volume.

This workshop was intended to bring 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 two previous such workshops (co-located with NAACL HLT 2010 & EMNLP in 2011); it 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.

We would also like to thank the members of the Program Committee for completing their reviews promptly, and for providing useful feedback for deciding on the program and preparing the final versions of the papers. Thanks also to the NACL organizers for guidance and support. Finally, thanks to the authors of the papers, for submitting such interesting and diverse work, and to the presenters of demos and commercial exhibitions.
	author       = {Alexandersson, Jan and Ljunglöf, Peter and McCoy, Kathleen and Roark, Brian and Waller, Annalu},
	year         = {2012},
	publisher    = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
	address      = {Stroudsburg, PA},
	ISBN         = {978-1-937284-20-6},