A Semantics-based communication system for dysphasic subjects

  • Pascal Vaillant
Natural Language and Terminology
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1211)


Dysphasic subjects do not have complete linguistic abilities and only produce a weakly structured, topicalized language. They are offered artificial symbolic languages to help them communicate in a way more adapted to their linguistic abilities. After a structural analysis of a corpus of utterances from children with cerebral palsy, we define a semantic lexicon for such a symbolic language. We use it as the basis of a semantic analysis process able to retrieve an interpretation of the utterances. This semantic analyser is currently used in an application designed to convert iconic languages into natural language; it might find other uses in the field of language rehabilitation.


Cerebral Palsy Semantic Relation Semantic Content Semantic Feature Semantic Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Vaillant
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  1. 1.Computer Science GroupThomson-CSF/LCROrsay cedexFrance

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