Research Interests

Natural language processing and artificial intelligence, especially semantic prediction, ontological engineering, and question answering; assistive technology, especially augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Presentations

"Impact of Motor Impairment on Full-Screen Touch Interaction"
CSUN 2015, San Diego, California, USA
Friday, March 6, 2015
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"Disambiguation of Imprecise User Input Through Intelligent Assistive Communication"
Doctoral Thesis Defense, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Friday, December 5, 2014
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"Towards More Intelligent and Personalized AAC"
CHI 2014, Toronto, Canada
Sunday, April 27, 2014
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"Intelligent Assistive Communication and the Web as a Social Medium"
W4A 2014, Seoul, Korea
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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"RSVP-iconCHAT: A Single-Switch, Icon-Based AAC Interface"
CSUN 2014, San Diego, California, USA
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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"Disambiguation of Imprecise User Input Through Intelligent Assistive Communication"
Doctoral Thesis Proposal, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Friday, June 21, 2013
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"Novel Approaches to Icon-Based AAC"
CSUN 2013, San Diego, California, USA
Friday, March 1, 2013
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"Language Model and Architecture for RSVP-iconCHAT"
CELEST ABCI 2013, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Monday, January 14, 2013
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"Approximation Models of Combat in StarCraft 2"
CS 7180, Boston, Massachusetts USA
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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"Semantic Disambiguation of Non-Syntactic and Continuous Motion Text Entry for Icon-Based AAC"
ASSETS 2012, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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"Non-Syntactic Word Prediction for AAC"
SLPAT 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Friday, June 8, 2012
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"Boeing Linux Cluster GUI"
MSE Project Night 2006, Seattle, Washington, USA
Thursday, June 8, 2006
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Publications

Wiegand, K. (2014). Disambiguation of imprecise user input through intelligent assistive communication. Ph.D. Dissertation. Northeastern University, Boston, MA. [PDF]

Wiegand, K. (2014). Intelligent assistive communication and the web as a social medium. In Proceedings of the 11th Web for All Conference (W4A '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 27, 2 pages. [ACM] [PDF] [BibTeX] [Reviews]

Wiegand, K., & Patel, R. (2014). DigitCHAT: enabling AAC input at conversational speed. In Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 343-344. [ACM] [PDF] [BibTeX] [Post-Publication Feedback]

Wiegand, K. (2013). Semantic disambiguation of non-syntactic and continuous motion text entry for AAC. ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing 105 (January 2013), 38-43. [ACM] [PDF] [BibTeX] [Reviews]

Wiegand, K., & Patel, R. (2012). Non-syntactic word prediction for AAC. In Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT '12). Association for Computational Linguistics, Stroudsburg, PA, USA, 28-36. [ACM] [ACL] [PDF] [BibTeX] [Reviews]

Wiegand, K., & Patel, R. (2012). SymbolPath: a continuous motion overlay module for icon-based assistive communication. In Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 209-210. [ACM] [PDF] [BibTeX] [Reviews]

Helmke, I., Kreymer, D., & Wiegand, K. (2012). Approximation models of combat in StarCraft 2. Northeastern University: College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Boston, MA, USA. [arXiv:1403.1521] [PDF] [BibTeX] [Reviews]

Duniway, B., & Wiegand, K. (2009). Using dimensional data to address enrollment management questions in higher education. College and University 84-4 (Spring 2009). American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Washington, DC, USA, 32-41. [ERIC] [PDF] [BibTeX] [Reviews]