Impairment and Rehabilitation in Bilingual Aphasia: A SOM-Based Model (2011)
Bilingual aphasia is of increasing interest because a large and growing proportion of the world's population is bilingual. Current clinical research on this topic cannot provide specific recommendations on which language treatment should focus in a bilingual aphasic individual and to what extent cross-language transfer occurs during or after rehabilitation. This paper describes a SOM-based model of the bilingual lexicon, and reports on simulations of impairment and rehabilitation in bilingual aphasia. The goal is to create computational methods that can complement clinical research in developing a better understanding of mechanisms underlying recovery, and that could be used in the future to predict the most beneficial treatment for individual patients.
In J Laaksonen and T. Honkela, editors, Proceedings of WSOM11, 8th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps, LNCS 6731, 207--217, Espoo, Finland, 2011. Springer Verlag.

Uli Grasemann Postdoctoral Alumni uli [at] cs utexas edu
Swathi Kiran Collaborator kirans [at] bu edu
Risto Miikkulainen Faculty risto [at] cs utexas edu

This package contains the C-code and data for training and testing the DISLEX model of the lexicon, which is also par...