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      A Probabilistic Flexible Abbreviation Expansion System for Users With Motor Disabilities

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      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005 (AD)

      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference

      23-25 August 2005

      Flexible Abbreviation Expansion, Motor Disabilities, “Replacement Rules”, “Deletion Trigrams”

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          In this paper we describe the initial design, training and evaluation of a prototype system enabling the automatic and flexible expansion of an abbreviated, typed text input, into a reconstructed sentence. The system’s target user group is cognitively unimpaired users with motor disabilities, for whom typing can be slow and tiring. It is intended that, by reducing the number of keystrokes required to generate a sentence, without imposing a rigid correspondence between abbreviation and full word, their typed communication might be made more comfortable and expansive. The system employs several techniques and statistics, including vowel deletion, phonetic replacement, and word truncation, extracted from two studies of the methods used by people in abbreviation. Encouraging initial results and evaluation are discussed, along with planned future work.

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          August 2005
          August 2005
          : 1-9
          Affiliations
          [[1] ]ICCS, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9LE, UK
          [[2] ]Accessibility Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 19 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne, NY 10532, USA
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/AD2005.4
          © Tim Willis et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005, Dundee, Scotland

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          Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005
          AD
          Dundee, Scotland
          23-25 August 2005
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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