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Generating acceptable Arabic Core Vocabularies and Symbols for AAC users

Generating acceptable Arabic Core Vocabularies and Symbols for AAC users
Generating acceptable Arabic Core Vocabularies and Symbols for AAC users
This paper discusses the development of an Arabic Symbol Dictionary for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users, their families, carers, therapists and teachers as well as those who may benefit from the use of symbols to enhance literacy skills. With a requirement for a bi-lingual dictionary, a vocabulary list analyzer has been developed to evaluate similarities and differences in word frequencies from a range of word lists in order to collect suitable AAC lexical entries. An online bespoke symbol management has been created to hold the lexical entries alongside specifically designed symbols which are then accepted via a voting system using a series of criteria. Results to date have highlighted how successful these systems can be when encouraging participation along with the need for further research into the development of personalised context sensitive core vocabularies.
symbols, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, AAC, core vocabularies
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Draffan, E.A.
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Wald, M.
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Halabi, N.
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Zaghouani, W.
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Zeinoun, N.
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Banes, D.
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Draffan, E.A.
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Wald, M.
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Halabi, N.
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Zeinoun, N.
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Banes, D.
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Lawand, D.
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Draffan, E.A., Wald, M. and Halabi, N. et al. (2015) Generating acceptable Arabic Core Vocabularies and Symbols for AAC users. At 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Germany. 5 pp, pp. 91-96. (doi:10.18653/v1/W15-5116).

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This paper discusses the development of an Arabic Symbol Dictionary for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users, their families, carers, therapists and teachers as well as those who may benefit from the use of symbols to enhance literacy skills. With a requirement for a bi-lingual dictionary, a vocabulary list analyzer has been developed to evaluate similarities and differences in word frequencies from a range of word lists in order to collect suitable AAC lexical entries. An online bespoke symbol management has been created to hold the lexical entries alongside specifically designed symbols which are then accepted via a voting system using a series of criteria. Results to date have highlighted how successful these systems can be when encouraging participation along with the need for further research into the development of personalised context sensitive core vocabularies.

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Published date: September 2015
Venue - Dates: 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Germany, 2015-09-01
Keywords: symbols, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, AAC, core vocabularies
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 384316
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/384316
PURE UUID: dfb409e9-8409-4e9e-ab06-1128ea7b2943

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Date deposited: 23 Nov 2015 11:07
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 20:06

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Author: E.A. Draffan
Author: M. Wald
Author: N. Halabi
Author: O. Sabia
Author: W. Zaghouani
Author: A. Kadous
Author: A. Idris
Author: N. Zeinoun
Author: D. Banes
Author: D. Lawand

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