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SLAM: Schizophrenia and Language, Analysis and Modeling

Participants : Maxime Amblard [coordinator] , Sylvain Pogodalla.

Schizophrenia is well-known among mental illnesses for the strength of the thought disorders it involves, and for their widespread and spectacular manifestations: from deviant social behavior to delusion, not to speak about affective and sensitive distortions. It aims at exploring a specific manifestation, namely disorders in conversational speech. This is an interdisciplinary research, both empirical and theoretical from several domains, namely psychology, philosophy, linguistic and computer science.

Maxime Amblard is coordinating the pre-project which ended at the end of 2012. A new application on this topic is send for a 2013-2015 project to the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme de Lorraine (MSH–Lorraine, USR 3261), with the same leader. While this year work was dedicated to the test protocol definition, the coming years will be devoted to building an open-access corpus of pathological uses of language. Other participants are: Denis Apotheloz (ATILF, Université de Lorraine),Valérie Aucouturier (Centre Léo Apostel, Université Libre de Bruxelles), Katarina Bartkova (ATILF, Université de Lorraine), Fethi Bretel (CHS Le Rouvray, Rouen), Michel Musiol (InterPSY, Université de Lorraine), Manuel Rebuschi (Archives Poincaré, Université de Lorraine).