Using whole utterance prediction rate to increase conversational rate

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Abstract

VOCAS based on pre-stored speech can increase the rate of social conversation by people who are unable to speak. Further, using such a VOCA, Todman and Rzepecka (2003) have demonstrated a strong causal relationship between average pause times for social conversation and ratings of their communicative competence. In this study, long pauses made by the person using the VOCA have been investigated with a view to reducing these long pause times. Prediction and other methods for reducing the pause lengths are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 13th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Montreal, Canada, 4-7 August, 2008
PublisherISAAC
ISBN (Print)9780981046303
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2008
Event13th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Leading the Way - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 4 Aug 20087 Aug 2008
Conference number: 13th

Conference

Conference13th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Abbreviated titleISAAC 2008
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period4/08/087/08/08

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    Archibald, J., & File, P. (2008). Using whole utterance prediction rate to increase conversational rate. In Proceedings of 13th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Montreal, Canada, 4-7 August, 2008 ISAAC.