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Construals of meaning : The role of attention in robotic language production

Mealier, Anne Laure; Gärdenfors, Pointeau; Gärdenfors, Peter LU and Dominey, Peter Ford (2016) In Interaction Studies 17(1). p.48-76
Abstract

In robotics research with language-based interaction, simplifications are made, such that a given event can be described in a unique manner, where there is a direct mapping between event representations and sentences that can describe these events. However, common experience tells us that the same physical event can be described in multiple ways, depending on the perspective of the speaker. The current research develops methods for representing events from multiple perspectives, and for choosing the perspective that will be used for generating a linguistic construal, based on attentional processes in the system. The multiple perspectives are based on the principle that events can be considered in terms of the force driving the event,... (More)

In robotics research with language-based interaction, simplifications are made, such that a given event can be described in a unique manner, where there is a direct mapping between event representations and sentences that can describe these events. However, common experience tells us that the same physical event can be described in multiple ways, depending on the perspective of the speaker. The current research develops methods for representing events from multiple perspectives, and for choosing the perspective that will be used for generating a linguistic construal, based on attentional processes in the system. The multiple perspectives are based on the principle that events can be considered in terms of the force driving the event, and the result obtained from the event, based on the theory of Godenfors. In addition, within these perspectives a further refinement can be made with respect to the agent, object, and recipient perspectives. We develop a system for generating appropriate construals of meaning, and demonstrate how this can be used in a realistic dialogic interaction between a behaving robot and a human interlocutor.

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  author       = {Mealier, Anne Laure and Gärdenfors, Pointeau and Gärdenfors, Peter and Dominey, Peter Ford},
  issn         = {1572-0373},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {48--76},
  publisher    = {John Benjamins Publishing Company},
  series       = {Interaction Studies},
  title        = {Construals of meaning : The role of attention in robotic language production},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/is.17.1.03mea},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2016},
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