Description

The FASTY Project is a European Project in IST (Information Society Technologies.
FASTY creats a system for increasing the text generation rate of disabled persons by Predictive
Typing and dedicated advanced input devices.
General spoken some keystrokes will produce whole words or sentences.
The input-devices will be standard keyboards and the full range of special input-devices.
Additionally to the standard output-devices, speech-output will be integrated.
The objective of FASTY is the creation of a system for increasing the text generation rate of disabled persons by Predictive Typing and dedicated advanced input devices. The system will be developed for the Dutch, French, German, and Swedish language, the concept, however, will be useable for most European languages.
FASTY will assist motor, speech, learning and language impaired persons to produce texts faster,
with less physical/cognitive load and with better spelling and grammar. FASTY will be configurable
for different types of disabilities, different communication settings and different European languages.
It will allow easier access to PC based office systems, to modern forms of IT communication and a
faster usage of text to speech synthesisers for voice communication.
Thus the FASTY system will contribute to ensure equal access to Information Society for all
Citizens. FASTY is an intelligent system by using methods of Natural Language Processing,
Artificial Intelligence, self adaptive user interfaces and knowledge bases in order to significantly increase the key stroke saving rate especially for those European languages which are highly inflected.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0131/12/04

Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • disabled people
  • fast typing
  • linguistic
  • fasty