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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

SLAM: Schizophrenia and Language, Analysis and Modeling

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

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 started from 2013 January 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.

This year, the first transcriptions of pathological interviews are analyses. The management chain was implemented for anonymization. Moreover, we use Distagger (Matthieu Constant and Anne Dister) to tag disfluences in the interviews wich give interesting results. We also use Jsafran (Christophe Cerisara) and FRMG (Eric de la Clergerie) in order to have dependencies.

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 one year PEPS project HuMaIn (mission pour l'interdisciplinarité du CNRS). The CNRS part of the budget help to organize a workshop which gather linguists, psychologists and computer scientists in december :