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Towards ontology personalization to enrich social conversations on AAC systems
Author(s): Daniela Mancilla V.; Sebastian Sastoque H.; Marcela Iregui G.
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Paper Abstract

Communication is one of the essential needs of human beings. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (AAC) seek to help in the generation of oral and written language to people with physical disorders that limit their natural communication. These systems present significant challenges such as: the composition of consistent messages according to syntactic and semantic rules, the improvement of message production times, the application to social contexts and, consequently, the incorporation of user-specific information. This work presents an original ontology personalization approach for an AAC instant messaging system incorporating personalized information to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the message production. This proposal is based on a projection of a general ontology into a more specific one, avoiding storage redundancy and data coupling, representing a big opportunity to enrich communication capabilities of current AAC systems. The evaluation was performed for a study case based on an AAC system for assistance in composing messages. The results show that adding user-specific information allows generation of enriched phrases, so improving the accuracy of the message, facilitating the communication process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9287, 10th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 92870Z (28 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2073865
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Daniela Mancilla V., Univ. Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia)
Sebastian Sastoque H., Univ. Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia)
Marcela Iregui G., Univ. Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9287:
10th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore, Editor(s)

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