Resolving ambiguous descriptions through visual information

Ingo Duwe, Klaus Kessler, Hans Strohner

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The project “Reference in Discourse” deals with the selection of a specific object from a visual scene in a natural language situation. The goal of this research is to explain this everyday discourse reference task in terms of a concept generation process based on subconceptual visual and verbal information. The system OINC (Object Identification in Natural Communicators) aims at solving this problem in a psychologically adequate way. The system’s difficulties occurring with incomplete and deviant descriptions correspond to the data from experiments with human subjects. The results of these experiments are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial language
Subtitle of host publicationcognitive and computational perspectives
EditorsKenny R. Coventry, Patrick Olivier
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-9928-3
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-5910-9
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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    Duwe, I., Kessler, K., & Strohner, H. (2002). Resolving ambiguous descriptions through visual information. In K. R. Coventry, & P. Olivier (Eds.), Spatial language: cognitive and computational perspectives (pp. 43-67). Springer.