Automatic generation of conversational utterances and narrative for augmentative and alternative communication: a prototype system

Martin Dempster, Norman Alm, Ehud Reiter

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    Abstract

    We detail the design, development and evaluation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) software which encourages rapid conversational interaction. The system uses Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology to automatically generate conversational utterances from a domain knowledge base modelled from content suggested by a small AAC user group. Findings from this work are presented along with a discussion about how NLG might be successfully applied to conversational AAC systems in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies
    Place of PublicationStroudsburg, Pa., USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
    Pages10-18
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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