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ERIC Number: ED254965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-3
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Artificial Intelligence and Language Development and Language Usage with the Deaf.
Leach, John Mark
The paper reviews research on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in language development and/or instruction with the deaf. Contributions of computer assisted instruction are noted, as are the problems resulting from over-dependence on a drill and practice format and from deaf students' difficulties in receiving and understanding new information. Examples are offered of approaches (such as Robert Ward's system) designed to promote syntax analysis of sentences. Projects are described which were designed to incorporate techniques of artificial intelligence in the area of language development; these include the ILIAD system, the JUMBLE approach, and the Word Expert Parser. Efforts in speech synthesis are also considered. Important elements in AI systems are reviewed, including the ability to provide on-level language instruction to the user with branching that would incorporate meaningful and appropriate instruction. An appendix offers an example of Robert Ward's system. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on New Horizons in Deaf Education: Instructional Use of Microcomputers (Austin, TX, April 26-28, 1984).