First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Using Syntactic and Semantic Information in a Word Prediction Aid

Sheri Hunnicutt

Dept. of Speech Communication and Music Acoustics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

An initial attempt has been made to include syntactic and semantic information in programs for word prediction. A study has begun in which 1500 words in a. Swedish lexicon have been marked with semantic categories. Graphical semantic overviews and sketches of four texts have been composed using this classification. These graphical descriptions appear to be faithful to the subject matter. Small changes in prediction priority depending on semantic and syntactic information have not as yet resulted in keystroke savings. However, these are only the first of a number of planned uses of this information.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hunnicutt, Sheri (1989): "Using syntactic and semantic information in a word prediction aid", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1191-1193.