We have developed a prototype communication system that helps non-speakers to perform communication acts competently, rather than concentrating on improving the production efficiency for specific letters, words or phrases. The system, called CHAT, is based on patterns which are found in normal unconstrained dialogue. It contains information about the present conversational move, the next likely move, the person being addressed, and the mood of the interaction. The system can move automatically through a dialogue, or can offer the user a selection of conversational moves on the basis of single keystrokes. The increased communication speed which is thus offered can significantly improve both the flow of the conversation and the disabled person's control of the dialogue.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology|
|Editors||Richard D. Steele, Gerrey William|
|Place of Publication||Washington, D.C.|
|Publisher||RESNA-Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
|Event||10th Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology - San Jose, Calif., United States|
Duration: 19 Jun 1987 → 23 Jun 1987
|Conference||10th Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology|
|City||San Jose, Calif.|
|Period||19/06/87 → 23/06/87|
Alm, N., Newell, A., & Arnott, J. (1987). A communication aid which models conversational patterns. In R. D. Steele, & G. William (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology (pp. 127-129). RESNA-Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology.