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Disambiguation (Predictive Texting) for AAC

Judge, Simon and Landeryou, Mark (2007) Disambiguation (Predictive Texting) for AAC. Communication Matters Journal, 22 (2). pp. 37-41. ISSN 0969-9554


Mobile phone style predictive texting is called 'disambiguation' and originated in the Assistive Technology and AAC fields. Such systems use 'restricted selection' keyboards to enter ambiguous text. Such keyboards (having restricted key sets) have been widely reported in the Human Computer Interaction field, and can provide efficient input rates by reducing the number of selection steps needed to identify a required word or option.Previous literature and existing theories related to the use of reduced selection entry systems will be reviewed in the context of AAC use. The historical context of the method will be presented as will it's links to other AAC techniques. The question as to why the method is not more extensively used in AAC will be discussed. In addition the development of disambiguation software for the PC and research into it's use in AAC will be presented.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2007 Communication Matters. Reproduced with permission from the copyright holder.
Keywords: human computer interaction disambiguation augmentative and alternative communication
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr Simon Judge
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 11:47
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 21:30
Published Version: http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/cmj-20...
Status: Published
Publisher: Communication Matters
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10288

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