Using NLG to help language-impaired users tell stories and participate in social dialogues

Ehud Reiter, Ross Turner, Norman Alm, Rolf Black, Martin Dempster, Annalu Waller

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    Abstract

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems are communication aids for people who cannot speak because of motor or cognitive impairments. We are developing AAC systems where users select information they wish to communicate, and this is expressed using an NLG system. We believe this model will work well in contexts where AAC users wish to go beyond simply making requests or answering questions, and have more complex communicative goals such as story-telling and social interaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationENLG 2009 12th EuropeanWorkshop on Natural Language Generation
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the workshop
    Place of PublicationStroudsburg, PA
    PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 30 Mar 200931 Mar 2009
    http://enlg2009.uvt.nl/

    Conference

    Conference12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
    Abbreviated titleENLG 2009
    CountryGreece
    CityAthens
    Period30/03/0931/03/09
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Augmentative and alternative communication
    • AAC
    • Cognitive impairment
    • Communication aids
    • Social dialogue
    • Social interactions
    • Cognitive systems

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