To What Extent Does Text Simplification Entail a More Optimized Comprehension in Human-Oriented CNLs?
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- Jahchan N., Condamines A., Cannesson E. (2016) To What Extent Does Text Simplification Entail a More Optimized Comprehension in Human-Oriented CNLs?. In: Davis B., Pace G., Wyner A. (eds) Controlled Natural Language. CNL 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9767. Springer, Cham
The aim of this study is to develop a new cockpit controlled language for future Airbus aircraft by using psycholinguistic testing to optimize pilot comprehension. Pilots are aided by cockpit messages in order to deal with different situations during aircraft operations. The current controlled languages used on the Airbus aircraft have been carefully constructed to avoid ambiguity, inaccuracy, inconsistency, and inadequacy  in order to ensure the safety of the navigation, operational needs, and the adaptability of the human-computer interaction to different situations in the cockpit. However, this controlled language has several limitations, mostly due to small screen sizes (limited number of words and sentences) and is highly codified (non-conforming to natural language syntax, color-coded, etc.) so that it requires prior pilot training in order to achieve fluency. As future cockpit design is under construction, we might be looking at a different flexibility margin: less limitations, different screen sizes, less coding, etc.