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Temporal relations in visual semantics of verbs

Ma, M and McKevitt, P (2003) Temporal relations in visual semantics of verbs. In: Proc. of The Fourteenth Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS-03), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Numerous temporal relations of verbal actions have been analysed in terms of various grammatical means of expressing verbal temporalisation such as tense, aspect, duration and iteration. Here the temporal relations within verb semantics, especially ordered pairs of verb entailment, are studied using Allen’s interval-based temporal formalism. Their application to the decomposite visual definitions in our intelligent storytelling system, CONFUCIUS, is presented, including the representation of procedural events, achievement events and lexical causatives. In applying these methods we consider both language modalities and visual modalities since CONFUCIUS is a multimodal system.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:7945
Deposited By: Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:06 Mar 2012 09:42
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 10:38

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