Stuart Adams

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S peechActs is a prototype testbed for developing spoken natural language applications. In developing SpeechActs, our primary goal was to enable software developers without special expertise in speech or natural language to create effective conversational speech applications—that is, applications with which users can speak naturally, as if they were(More)
1. Psychiatric rehabilitation focuses on improving a person's knowledge and skills to maximize levels of functioning and developing resources within the community to support successful living. 2. The recovery process is a lifelong process of defining new possibilities and finding new meaning and purpose in life. By accepting the limitations of what they(More)
The concept of employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to acquire imagery for disaster research and management has progressed into actual implementation in recent years. UAV usage in disaster assessment, response and management is an active area of research. UAVs have been utilized following ecological, meteorological, geological, hydrological and(More)
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, adult survivors often move through the following phases of disaster response: Heroic Phase, Honeymoon Phase, Disillusionment Phase, and Reconstruction Phase. Understanding age-related responses to traumatic events such as a tornado enables mental health clinicians to individualize appropriate interventions and prevent(More)
1. When clients share their experiences with students, the experience helps sensitize students to the stigma of mental illness, and also facilitates the client's recovery. 2. Encouragement from staff, clinicians, other clients, and family members that they can succeed at this next step in what most often motivates a client-consumer to "try" something new or(More)
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