People Using Graphic Symbol Based Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the Internet: Guidelines and Tools for Supporting Symbol Conversation in Web Browsing and EmailBy Lundalv, Mats; Lysley, Andrew; Clark, Michael; Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 255-262
Publication Date: 2003
Paper discusses the efforts of the World Wide Augmentative and Alternative Communication project, which are aimed at supporting graphic symbol-based information sharing and retrieval through Internet media such as web browsing and e-mail. The paper describes the development of guidelines for language-independent concept coding to provide a resource for symbol conversion between symbol sets and languages. The use of WordNet in its Kaon format is discussed, which is an online reference system that was developed at Princeton University. The system is used as a template for building corresponding systems. English nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are organized into synonym sets. For example, when the word “tree” is entered into the query field, the user is given the definition, synonyms, and antonyms, as well as hypernyms (a tree is a kind of what?) and meronyms (what are the parts of a tree?), and a list of thousands of trees. The authors believe that the program can provide an effective medium for symbolic communication.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )