Next Generation Utterance-Based Systems: What Do Pragmatic Studies Tell Us About System Design? Utterance-based AAC systems hold the promise of faster/easier communication. Over the past 10 years, we have conducted a number of investigations into the kinds of pragmatic choices that a user of such a system will have to make and the effects of these choices on public attitudes and conversational behaviors. ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2011
Next Generation Utterance-Based Systems: What Do Pragmatic Studies Tell Us About System Design?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kathleen F. McCoy
    Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Linda Hoag
    School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Jan Bedrosian
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2011
Next Generation Utterance-Based Systems: What Do Pragmatic Studies Tell Us About System Design?
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2011, Vol. 20, 57-63. doi:10.1044/aac20.2.57
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2011, Vol. 20, 57-63. doi:10.1044/aac20.2.57
Abstract

Utterance-based AAC systems hold the promise of faster/easier communication. Over the past 10 years, we have conducted a number of investigations into the kinds of pragmatic choices that a user of such a system will have to make and the effects of these choices on public attitudes and conversational behaviors. In this paper, we discuss some of the technological implications of the findings from these experiments.

Acknowledgments
This research was supported by grants (5 R01 DC03670-06) from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The authors wish to thank their many consultants and graduate research assistants.
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