Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives


Participants : Maxime Amblard [coordinator] , Philippe de Groote, 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. The SLAM project aims at exploring the specific manifestation of disorders in conversational speech. This is an interdisciplinary research, both empirical and theoretical, from several domains, namely psychology, philosophy, linguistic, and computer science.

After having built building a corpus of pathological uses of language [9], the first transcriptions of pathological interviews have been analyzed [8]. A processing chain was implemented for disfluences and part-of-speech. We have focused on implementing the treatment of lexicographical issues, and proposed an interface for SDRT-annotations. We also started to collect new data with new patients at the Centre Médical d'Aix-en-Provence, and to re-implement the SLAMtk tool.

The SLAM project was supported by the MSH–Lorraine, USR 3261, the region Grand Est, and the Université de Lorraine. We have organized the fourth workshop (In)Coherence of Discourse which gathered linguists, psychologists, and computer scientists in March 2017.