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FLaReNet / SILT Meeting on Motion Recognition and Interpretation

05/07/2010 13:00
05/07/2010 15:00

 

Event

FLaReNet / SILT Meeting on Motion Recognition and Interpretation

Venue

Pisa (ITALY) - Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR - Room 62

Talk

The Recognition and Interpretation of Motion in Language
by James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University - DCS, USA)

Description

A framework for interpreting linguistic descriptions of places, locations and objects in motion as found in natural language texts has been developed. An overview of existing qualitative spatio-temporal models is presented in order to discuss a more dynamic model of motion called Dynamic Interval Temporal Logic (DITL). The resulting static and dynamic descriptions are represented in a spatio-temporal markup language called STML. The STML output then enables a grounding within a metric representation such as Google Earth through an automatic conversion to KML. Consistent with the STML output, DITL provides a semantics for STML for subsequent reasoning about the text.