The University of Manchester
School of Informatics
Computer Assistance for Non-English Speakers

List of Related Publications

Patients with limited EnglishH. Somers and H. Lovel (2003) Computer-based support for patients with limited English. Association for Computational Linguistics EACL 2003, 10th Conference of The European Chapter, Proceedings of the 7th International EAMT Workshop on MT and other language technology tools: Improving MT through other language tools, Resources and tools for building MT, Budapest, Hungary, 41-49.

M. Johnson (2003) Non-disabled Somali-Speaking Patients with Limited or No English: A potential AAC user group? Communication Matters CM2003 National Symposium, Lancaster, p. 19.

M. Johnson, Z. Mohamed, H. Somers, A. Caress and H. Lovel (2003) Communication for adult asthma patients with limited or no English: Can language technologies help in primary care clinical consultations? Poster presented at Pan Manchester R & D Conference, Manchester Royal Infirmary.

H. Somers, M.J. Johnson, H.J. Lovel and Z. Mohamed (2004) Language technology for patients with limited English. EACH International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Bruges, Belgium, P04.09. Poster

M.J. Johnson (2004) What can we learn from drawing parallels between people who use AAC and people whose first language is not English? Communication Matters, 18.2, 15-17.

M.J. Johnson (2004) Could (non-disabled) Somali-speakers with limited English benefit from AAC? First Regional African AAC Conference "Issues in Disability: Unheard Calls", Johannesburg, South Africa, pp.6-7.

M.J. Johnson, Z. Mohamed, H.J. Lovel, and H. Somers (2004) Pictographic symbols and digitised speech: a new approach to facilitating communication with non-English speaking patients. EACH International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Bruges, Belgium, P04.02. Poster

H. Somers (2004) Disabled by language? Problems of limited majority language skills in doctor-patient communication. IJCNLP-04 Satellite Symposium: Proceedings of Asian Symposium on Natural Language Processing to Overcome Language Barriers, Hainan, China, 104.

M.J. Johnson (2005) Using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology to facilitate cross-cultural communication with non-English speaking patients. Proceedings of the 8th Research Colloquim of the UK Special-Interest Group in Computational Linguistics (CLUK-05), Manchester, 47-54.

M.J. Johnson (2005) Developing alternative communication strategies to facilitate communication with Somali asthma patients with limited English. Postgraduate Researchers in Science Medicine Conference (PRISM) 2005, Preston. Abstract available online. This paper won the prize for Professional Experience and Development of Patient Services.

Faking ItH. Somers (2005) Faking it: Synthetic text-to-speech synthesis for under-resourced languages. Proceedings of Australasian Language Technology Workshop ALTW 2005, Sydney, p. 71-77.

M. Johnson (2006) Conducting a complex, exploratory study with a refugee community: practical and methodological challenges. Paper accepted for RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, York, March 2006.

Home-made speech synthesisM.J. Johnson, D.G. Evans and Z. Mohamed (2006) A pilot study to investigate alternative communication strategies in provider-patient interaction with Somali refugees. Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing Conference, Harrogate, N.Yorks, p. 97-106.

H. Somers, G. Evans and Z. Mohamed (2006) Developing Speech Synthesis for Under-Resourced Languages by 'Faking it' : An Experiment with Somali. LREC: 5th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Genoa, p. 2578-2581.

H. Somers, G. Evans and Z. Mohamed (2006) Home-made speech synthesis for non-English-speaking patients. Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing Conference, Harrogate, N.Yorks, p. 339-341.

Pathway to HealthcareH. Somers (2006) Language Engineering and the Pathway to Healthcare: A user-oriented view. HLT/NAACL-06 Medical Speech Translation, Proceedings of the Workshop, New York, NY, p. 32-39.