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Conference Paper

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Disciplines

1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Publication Details

In Proceedings of COLING-ACL'06. Sydney, Australia. Association of Computational Linguistics.

Abstract

The paper presents a new model for context-dependent interpretation of linguistic expressions about spatial proximity between objects in a natural scene. The paper discusses novel psycholinguistic experimental data that tests and verifies the model. The model has been implemented, and enables a conversational robot to identify objects in a scene through topological spatial relations (e.g. ''X near Y''). The model can help motivate the choice between topological and projective prepositions.

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