Paper: Exploiting Lexical Resources for Therapeutic Purposes: the Case of WordNet and STaRS.sys

ACL ID W10-3403
Title Exploiting Lexical Resources for Therapeutic Purposes: the Case of WordNet and STaRS.sys
Venue Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
Session
Year 2010
Authors

In this paper, we present an on-going project aiming at extending the WordNet lexical database by encoding common sense featural knowledge elicited from language speakers. Such extension of WordNet is required in the framework of the STaRS.sys project, which has the goal of building tools for supporting the speech therapist during the preparation of exercises to be submitted to aphasic pa- tients for rehabilitation purposes. We re- view some preliminary results and illu- strate what extensions of the existing WordNet model are needed to accommo- date for the encoding of commonsense (featural) knowledge.