Exploring Autism Spectrum Disorders Using HLT

he phenotypic complexity of Autism Spectrum Disorder motivates the application of
modern computational methods to large collections of observational data, both for improved clinical diagnosis and for better scientific understanding. We have begun to create a
corpus of annotated language samples relevant to this research, and we plan to join with
other researchers in pooling and publishing
such resources on a large scale. The goal of
this paper is to present some initial explorations to illustrate the opportunities that such
datasets will afford