Preethi Vaidyanathan


2022

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Ninth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT-2022)
Sarah Ebling | Emily Prud'hommeaux | Preethi Vaidyanathan
Ninth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT-2022)

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A glimpse of assistive technology in daily life
Preethi Vaidyanathan | Angela Wislon | Doug Sawyer | Amy Diego | Augustine Webster | Katerina Fassov | James Brinton | Jenn Rubenstein
Ninth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT-2022)

Robitaille (2010) wrote ‘if all technology companies have accessibility in their mind then people with disabilities won’t be left behind.’ Current technology has come a long way from where it stood decades ago; however, researchers and manufacturers often do not include people with disabilities in the design process and tend to accommodate them after the fact. In this paper we share feedback from four assistive technology users who rely on one or more assistive technology devices in their everyday lives. We believe end users should be part of the design process and that by bringing together experts and users, we can bridge the research/practice gap.

2018

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SNAG: Spoken Narratives and Gaze Dataset
Preethi Vaidyanathan | Emily T. Prud’hommeaux | Jeff B. Pelz | Cecilia O. Alm
Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)

Humans rely on multiple sensory modalities when examining and reasoning over images. In this paper, we describe a new multimodal dataset that consists of gaze measurements and spoken descriptions collected in parallel during an image inspection task. The task was performed by multiple participants on 100 general-domain images showing everyday objects and activities. We demonstrate the usefulness of the dataset by applying an existing visual-linguistic data fusion framework in order to label important image regions with appropriate linguistic labels.

2015

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Alignment of Eye Movements and Spoken Language for Semantic Image Understanding
Preethi Vaidyanathan | Emily Prud’hommeaux | Cecilia O. Alm | Jeff B. Pelz | Anne R. Haake
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics

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Computational Integration of Human Vision and Natural Language through Bitext Alignment
Preethi Vaidyanathan | Emily Prud’hommeaux | Cecilia O. Alm | Jeff B. Pelz | Anne R. Haake
Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Vision and Language