Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

Participants : Maxime Amblard [coordinator] , Philippe de Groote, Sylvain Pogodalla, Karën Fort.

SLAM: Schizophrenia and Language, Analysis and Modeling

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.

The SLAM project starts for three years at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme de Lorraine (MSH–Lorraine, USR 3261). 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.

The first transcriptions of pathological interviews are analyses. The management chain was implemented for disfluencies and POS. Moreover, we have focused on implementing the treatment of lexicography issues and proposed an interface for SDRT-annotations.

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).

The SLAM project was supported by the MSH–Lorraine, USR 3261, and won a PEPS project HuMaIn (mission pour l'interdisciplinarité du CNRS). The CNRS part of the budget allowed the organization of the third workshop which gathers linguists, psychologists and computer scientists in December: http://discours.loria.fr .

The SLAM project was chosen for the bi-annual report of the CNRS MI as a major illustration.