Paper: The Effects of Word Prediction on Communication Rate for AAC

ACL ID N07-2044
Title The Effects of Word Prediction on Communication Rate for AAC
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2007
Authors

Individuals using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) de- vice communicate at less than 10% of the speed of “traditional” speech, creat- ing a large communication gap. In this user study, we compare the communica- tion rate of pseudo-impaired individuals using two different word prediction algo- rithms and a system without word pre- diction. Our results show that word pre- diction can increase AAC communication rate and that more accurate predictions significantlyimprovecommunicationrate.