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Knowledge Representation for Generating Locating Gestures in Route Directions

Kristina Striegnitz, Paul Tepper, Andrew Lovett and Justine Cassell

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780199554201
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191721236 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0011

Series: Explorations in Language and Space

Knowledge Representation for Generating Locating Gestures in Route Directions

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This chapter describes a corpus study that shows that the perspective reflected in the gestures people use to refer to landmarks when giving route directions is partly determined by dialogue context. Furthermore, it presents knowledge representation and content determination strategies for automatically generating such gestures for an embodied conversational agent.

Keywords: route descriptions; embodied conversational agents; gestures; perspective; knowledge representation; content determination

Chapter.  5843 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Semantics

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