Summary: A script-based AAC system for transactional interaction. R.Dye, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott, G.Harper and
A.I.Morrison, Natural Language Engineering, Vol.4, No.1, March 1998, pp.57-71.
A script-based AAC system for transactional interaction
Richard Dye, Norman Alm, John L. Arnott, Gillian Harper and Arthur I. Morrison
University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland, U.K.
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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.