Document Type

Conference Paper


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General language studies, Linguistics

Publication Details

The Sixth Swedish Language Technology Conference (SLTC) 2016, Umeå University, 17-18 November, 2016 (


In this paper we examine how people negotiate, interpret and repair the frame of reference (FoR) in online text based dialogues discussing spatial scenes in Swedish. We describe work-in-progress in which participants are given different perspectives of the same scene and asked to locate several objects that are only shown on one of their pictures. This task requires participants to coordinate on FoR in order to identify the missing objects. This study has implications for situated dialogue systems.