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Spanish language generation engine to enhance the syntactic quality of AAC systems
Author(s): Cristian Narváez A.; Sebastián Sastoque H.; Marcela Iregui G.
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Paper Abstract

People with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) face difficulties to communicate their ideas, feelings and needs. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) approaches aim to provide support to enhance socialization of these individuals. However, there are many limitations in current applications related with systems operation, target scenarios and language consistency. This work presents an AAC approach to enhance produced messages by applying elements of Natural Language Generation. Specifically, a Spanish language engine, composed of a grammar ontology and a set of linguistic rules, is proposed to improve the naturalness in the communication process, when persons with CCN tell stories about their daily activities to non-disabled receivers. The assessment of the proposed method confirms the validity of the model to improve messages quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9681, 11th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 96810S (22 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2211435
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Cristian Narváez A., Univ. Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia)
Sebastián Sastoque H., Univ. Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia)
Marcela Iregui G., Univ. Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9681:
11th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore; Juan D. García-Arteaga; Jorge Brieva, Editor(s)

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