A script-based AAC system for transactional interaction

Richard Dye, Norman Alm, John L. Arnott, Gillian Harper, Arthur I. Morrison

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    Abstract

    Non-speaking people often rely on AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices to assist them to communicate. These AAC devices are slow to operate, however, and as a result conversations can be very difficult and frequently break down. This is especially the case when the conversation partner is unfamiliar with this method of communication, and is a big obstacle to many people when they wish to conduct simple everyday transactions. A way of improving the performance of AAC devices by using scripts is discussed. A prototype system to test this idea was constructed, and a preliminary experiment performed with promising results. A practical AAC device which incorporates scripts was then developed, and is described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)57-71
    Number of pages15
    JournalNatural Language Engineering
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

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    Dye, R., Alm, N., Arnott, J. L., Harper, G., & Morrison, A. I. (1998). A script-based AAC system for transactional interaction. Natural Language Engineering, 4(1), 57-71. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1351324998001867